On September 16, 2011, several large groups have taken the time off from work and school to pitch in to do our first Big Day of Helping. We’re writing this post to reach out to communities in need of a volunteer effort to clear a large area.
We have groups ranging in size from 12 to 200 (which can be split into smaller groups). If your area needs a large group, please consider contacting us about our Big Day of Helping. Some ideas for how to use many hands:
- fields cleared
- main streets cleaned up
- debris piles moved
- clothing/donation sorting
We’re also preparing a large clothing donation for communities affected by hurricane Irene. A company much beloved by Vermonters has generously donated 18,000 new articles of durable clothing to affected families. In the next few days we’ll be reaching out to community organizers in affected towns about ways to get these donations to people most in need. Bundles of 50 tops and bottoms are available; please let us know if you are an affected area in need of durable, new work clothes.
As we get a better grasp of where our volunteer resources would be most valuable, we’ll be updating posts with “#VTResponse Big Day of Helping.”