Resources & Recovery: VT 2023 Floods
- State of Vermont Volunteer: To volunteer with recovery efforts on behalf of the State of Vermont, you can register here.
- Town of Waterbury Community Response Google Form: Request assistance or offer your support as a volunteer for the town of Waterbury here.
- City of Montpelier Flood Recovery Volunteer Opportunities: Learn more and join a volunteer effort locally in Montpelier here, and find more information about Montpelier flood relief efforts through Montpelier Alive’s website here.
- Rainbow Bridge Community Center’s (RBCC) Rainbow Response: The RBCC is a non-profit devoted to serving the needs of the Central Vermont LGBTQIA2S+ community located in Barre, VT. RBCC’s Rainbow Response is coordinating local flood recovery and volunteer efforts in Barre. Find more information here.
- Barre City Flood Response Updates & Opportunities to Volunteer: Learn more here.
- Cabot Volunteer Form to offer assistance: Sign up here.
- The Civic Standard in Hardwick is working with the town and other organizations to coordinate relief and volunteer efforts. If you want to volunteer in Hardwick, you can email email@example.com
Statewide Relief & Recovery Resources:
- UVM Extension Disaster & Flood Recovery Resources: Resources for recovery from the recent catastrophic flood event as well as other natural disasters here.
- Vermont Department of Mental Health Flood Resources: A disaster event such as this historic flooding is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. People can call or text the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline’s toll-free number (1–800–985–5990) and receive immediate counseling. Find more information from the Department of Mental Health here.
- Vermont Council on Rural Development & Vermont Community Leadership Network’s: Local Flood Response and Recovery: Sharing Needs, Resources, and Plans for the Future Webinar – Thursday, July 20 | 10:00-11:30 | Virtual – This discussion will bring together community members and response and recovery leaders to share the needs and challenges that are emerging, early resources that may be helpful, and examples of what is working in their communities as they respond and recover. Learn more and register here.
- Vermont’s community action agencies across the state are all addressing issues such as temporary housing, food, clothing, case management to help people access state/federal assistance, clean up, and much more:
Donate to Relief Efforts:
- The Red Cross is collecting donations to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from the recent Vermont floods. Donate here.
- Vermont Main Street Flood Recovery Fund – aimed at supporting Vermont’s small businesses.
- The NOFA Farmer Emergency Fund and the Vermont Farm Fund will help support farmers across the state. When donating to NOFA, be sure to select “farmer emergency fund” under “campaign.”
- The Greensboro Association’s Community Relief Fund is collecting donations to support recovery in Greensboro and surrounding areas.
- The Intervale Recovery Fund will help support farmers at the Intervale. Select “intervale recovery campaign” under “how should this donation be directed.”
Miscellaneous Recovery & Relief Resources:
- A VT Floods Emotional Support Group will meet online over the coming week. Info can be found here.
- Northeast Kingdom Mutual Aid and Northeast Kingdom Organizing (NEKO) are contacting people in the Barton/Orleans area to see who may be housebound or needing rides, medications, or other resources in town. Call 802-321-3317 for more information.
- Vermont Emergency Management Flood Preparedness Information: More information can be found here.
- Vermont Language Justice Project has Compiled Flood Safety Information and Translated Into 16 Languages: Find more information here.
- Vermont 211 is accepting reports of flood damage from across the state, can provide information on shelters for people affected by the storm, and help Vermonters register with FEMA: Find more information here.
- Asbestos and Natural Disasters Guide: To assist homeowners who may be unsure of what to do following a natural disaster that resulted in flood damage, find more information here.