Vermont Flooding - Winooski River

Vermont, a place known for its magnificent landscapes and strong sense of community, has recently faced a severe blow in the form of a devastating flood. This natural disaster has wreaked havoc on roads, community gardens, and farms large and small, leaving behind a trail of destruction that's not only affected the physical environment, but also the livelihoods of many local farmers and growers. While Greater Burlington was spared the worst of the damage, many of our farms along the Winooski River were devastated. In times of crisis, Vermont always comes together to support those who have been hardest hit, so if you're wondering how you can make a difference, here are several relief funds that you can contribute to:

  1. Pitchfork Farm Flood Recovery Fund
    Pitchfork Farm, a cornerstone of our local agricultural scene, has been hit hard by the recent flood. You can extend a helping hand to them by donating to their GoFundMe campaign. Your contribution will play a crucial role in helping them rebuild and continue providing fresh produce to our community.

  2. Diggers Mirth Collective Farm Flood Relief Fund
    Diggers Mirth Collective Farm has always been dedicated to sustainable farming practices. They now need our support to recover from the flood's impact. By contributing to their GoFundMe campaign, you're not only helping them rebuild their farm but also promoting a more resilient and sustainable local food system.

  3. Hallow Herb Farm Flood Recovery
    The flood has left Hallow Herb Farm in a state of disarray. However, you can make a difference in their recovery journey by donating to their GoFundMe campaign. Your suppVermont Floodingort will ensure that they can continue cultivating the herbs that have become an essential part of our culinary and wellness practices.

  4. Intervale Center
    The Intervale Center has been a hub for sustainable agriculture and community engagement. To aid their recovery efforts, consider making a donation at this link. Your contribution will help them get back on their feet and continue their valuable work in the community.

  5. Intervale Community Farm Cooperative
    The Intervale Community Farm Cooperative has been a source of fresh, locally grown produce for our community. Their GoFundMe campaign is an opportunity for us to show our solidarity and support as they work towards restoring their operations and providing us with nutritious food once again.

  6. Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV) Farms
    AALV Farms have been contributing to Vermont's cultural diversity and food security. Now, they need our help to recover. You can make a difference by donating to their cause at this link, ensuring that they can continue their vital work. 

  7. The Vermont Community Foundation: 
    The Community Foundation family is made up of hundreds of funds, foundations, and generous donors working together with a common love of Vermont. You can help the Vermont Community Foundation through the VT Flood Response & Recovery Fund here!

These relief funds are more than just financial contributions – they're expressions of compassion, solidarity, and the belief that together, we can help rebuild an integral part of our region's food system. Vermont's resilience lies not only in its landscapes but also in the strength of its community. Let's stand together and make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by this flood. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.