Disaster Money

WAMC News
11:34 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Vermont Long Term Irene Relief Fund Targets 10-Million Dollar Goal

Tropical Storm Irene
Credit Courtesy NOAA

The Vermont Long Term Disaster Relief Fund helps Vermonters who are still recovering from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Monday night officials and volunteers met to raise awareness that, a year after the storm, needs still exist and fundraising for the program continues.

The Long Term Disaster Relief Fund has raised $6.6 million so far. It fills gaps after victims of Tropical Storm Irene have exhausted private insurance or government disaster assistance programs. Fund Chair David Coates says the monies have been crucial in giving Vermonters a new normal life.

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