Thanks for supporting recovery projects
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To the Editor,

This past May, the Southeastern VT Irene Long-Term Recovery Committee (SEVT-LTRC) hosted eight young people from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).

Assisting with Tropical Storm Irene cleanup and construction projects, the NCCC team put in nearly 700 hours of service over 11 days, aiding three homeowners, 10 governmental or nonprofit agencies, in five towns across Windham County.With gratitude I acknowledge our community partners who helped make this possible. Project hosts: Tri-Park Mobile Home Cooperative, Exit 1 Gateway Project, town of Wilmington, Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce, Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District, North Star Bowl (Wilmington), town of Newfane, VT Food Bank, and United Way of Windham County.

There were also numerous donations from community partners including: Mocha Joe’s Coffee, Latchis Arts, Brattleboro Noon Rotary Club, and Marlboro College; members of Guilford Community Church, First Baptist Church of Brattleboro, Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, First Congregational Church of Newfane, and First Congregational Church of Townshend.

Thank you to everyone who contributed!

For those interested, SEVT-LTRC continues to need volunteer and in-kind support for individuals whose homes were lost or damaged due to Tropical Storm Irene. To find out how you can help visit United Way of Windham County’s website ( We would love to have you join our efforts.

In gratitude,

Laura Schairbaum

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