Statehouse lawn hosts flood benefit concert

Published: Sep. 9, 2023 at 7:01 PM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Nearly two months after July’s devastating flooding, folks in Central Vermont are still raising funds to rebuild their communities.

On Saturday, people gathered on the Statehouse lawn for the Central Vermont Flood Recovery Benefit Concert hosted by Montpelier Alive.

Their goal was to raise another $50,000 for the Montpelier Strong Recovery Fund and the Barre Community Relief Fund, which on Friday surpassed their $2 million fundraising goal.

“All the funds gathered are going to support our downtowns in both Montpelier and Barre,” said Katie Trautz, Montpelier Alive’s executive director.

“The Statehouse lawn has opened back up since the flood, so we’re pretty excited about that,” said Aimee Green, the executive director of Barre Area Development.

All donations go toward helping local businesses rebuild and reopen.