Thus far, this experience has been emotional to say the least. For all of the calls, emails and comments we’ve received from people looking for help, there is also the feedback we receive from people who have been able to use this site to get out there and volunteer or get the volunteers they needed.
One of the best things for us, and one of the ways we can improve what we are doing, is through feedback. I got a call this evening from a gentleman who spent the better part of this week traveling 700 miles through out the state, doing whatever he could to help out where help was needed most. Unfortunately, some of the feedback he gave us was of people who could really use a helping hand (or ten), but didn’t know that #VTResponse existed.
As a team of three, plus some generous students who’ve given up some of their time to help us, it’s hard for us to know people could use help if they aren’t asking for it. We’ve asked a few times for volunteers to report back to us on their experience, and that feedback can help us do what we’re doing even better.
Vermont is not out of the woods yet. There is still work to be done, and as long as we have the attention of this audience, we are going to do what we can to get the word out there! Our goal is, and has always been, to get help where it is needed now, with no red tape. We will continue to do our best to get volunteers wherever they are needed most
So while you are out in the field, if you see people that could and would like some volunteer help, let us know and let them know that #VTResponse is an available resource. We can be reached 24/7 at firstname.lastname@example.org and from 8 to 8 daily at 802-922-4202.
– Katy, Sarah and Matt (The #VTResponse team)