The situation here in my state is very strange. Some places are doing just fine, some look like a post-apocalyptic nightmare. The area where I live has been very badly effected.
As I mentioned earlier, people around here tend to be pretty prepared, for what ever, but nothing could ever be done to prepare for events like this. The last few days I have stayed pretty close to home as venturing out is just too heartbreaking. Peoples lives in muddy piles on their front lawns, roads that are open but just barely, dust everywhere. It makes me sick, it makes me cry, it makes me angry. Not just this week, but for months transportation is going to be a serious problem. Local farmers lost not just crops but all their top soil, their live stock. The infrastructure of not just our roads but our rural economy is in trouble.
What should I do about that?
Its not enough but its a start. Spread the word, please.
So far you have raised over
$1800 $2100 for VT NOFA!!!
Hokey smokes, you all are amazing
But wait there is more:
The Green Mountain Spinnery is also raising funds to go to VT 211, September 3 to September 11, 2011. Proceeds from their shop and online store will go the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund. Expenditures from the fund will be used 100% for the unmet long term needs of survivors from the Irene disaster.
Unrelated to yarn the Vermont Community Foundation has also created an emergency fund for farmers effected by Irene (I believe they are working with the State dept. of Agriculture to distribute those funds). I do believe this to be a profoundly good cause.
You guys!!! I feel like George Bailey! Take that Potter!