Wednesday, August 31, 2011
There are two great ways to help our Valley neighbors and others in Vermont get back on their feet after hurricane Irene. First, do not cancel your plans to visit over Labor Day, this coming fall, or this winter. Tourism keeps people employed and helps the State of Vermont with tax revenue to aid citizens and help with flood repairs. Many places, including Sugarbush, were spared much damage so we are fully operational and all recreational activities and restaurants are open. Please come support our beautiful state. Second, consider a generous gift to the Mad River Valley Community Fund.
The Mad River Valley Community Fund has reopened their Flood Relief Fund that was initially established after the devastating 1998 flood. We have pledged $100,000. Tax-deductible contributions via PayPal can be made at http://mrvcommunityfund.org or mail a check to Mad River Valley Community Fund, PO Box 353, Waitsfield, VT 05673. The Mad River Valley Community Fund is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1989. They are governed by a local board of directors and distributed over $100,000 in the Valley after the 1998 flood. Thank you in advance for helping our fellow Vermonters and helping put the Mad River Valley back together. We look forward to being even better in the years to come.