There will be a massive cleanup effort tomorrow (Saturday) in Northfield, Vermont. People are asked to check in at the Police Station on Wall Street (**there is NO vehicular access into town) at 8 am on 9/3. Here, you will receive assignments of where to go to help.
What is this task? It could be cleaning up debris in the dooryards/lawns/fields or it could be removing carpet/sheet rock/plaster lathe/wainscoating/insulation below the high water level. or, You may wheelbarrow, truck, wash, dry stuff. The tools to accomplish this are hammers, sheet rock knives, thin pry bars, buckets, mops, shovels, rakes,gloves, dust masks, high boots (DO NOT COME WITH OPEN TOED SHOES) gloves, eye protection(depends on what you are willing to do)
Folks, this is a place where grass used to be mowed and now there is 2″ of slimy yuck. That is at ground level, in the basements, well, we moved a tin cabinet when purchased weighed less than a sack of seed, but because of the silt/mud it took a winch and two men to get it out of the way.
Basements, even though they have been mechanically cleaned, will need hand work. Flat shovels are the best, but if all you have is a pointed one, do not hesitate to show up.
It will be raining on Saturday, but not like last Sunday. You may want to work outside to clean up the door yards(we will have disposable ponchos) or muck out the places where our neighbors used to share the comfort of their homes. These folks have suffered, but their dignity is intact and please remember you are going into their home.
You can also visit Northfield’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Northfield-Vermont/266609026701622?sk=wall