Vermont has experienced significant and widespread damage as a result of Hurricane Irene. Our own backyard of Waterbury has been impacted in ways we couldn’t imagine – flooded homes, mud-caked streets, ponds where parks once stood. It’s hard to see our home like this, but we know that it will recover stronger than ever because we are a community that comes together and overcomes.
In an effort to bring just a little bit of comfort to our neighbors recovering in Waterbury, tomorrow Wednesday, August 31, 2011 [UPDATE: We're still giving out coffee - at least for the rest of the work week], the Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center & Factory Outlet (40 Foundry Street) will be giving out free small coffees at both locations to anyone who stops by and sees us. As the Visitor Center is still cleaning-up, you’ll find our team at a table near the park, ready to welcome our hometown friends and out-of-town visitors alike.
If you’re looking for a way to help support Vermont recovery, there are several organizations in Vermont that you can choose to support, such as:
- Text FOODNOW to 52000 to donate $10 to Vermont Foodbank. The Foodbank will turn each donation into $60 for families in need.
- The MRV Community Fund has been reestablished to help Mad River Valley farmers who saw devastating crop losses due to the flooding.
- The Vermont and New Hampshire Valley Red Cross.
Thank you all.