Help Vermont recover from recent flooding by donating to the Vermont Flood Response and Recovery Fund. When a disaster strikes, we all feel the impact and look for ways to offer help. Our friends at the Vermont Community Foundation help coordinate philanthropic response after disasters so you can help Vermont recover: Donate to the Vermont Flood Response and Recovery Fund.
The VT Flood Response and Recovery Fund 2023 was established to support Vermonters in responding to and recovering from the catastrophic rainfall across Vermont in 2023. They work with nonprofit organizations and state officials to learn where the need is and how to help.
If you are interested in helping, there are a variety of ways to give:
- Through the online giving platform via credit card, mobile pay, or bank transfer
- Stock or Wire: For instructions on how to send gifts of stock and wire transfers please contact the Philanthropy team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-388-3355 opt. 5.
- Donor Advised Fund: Make a donation through your Vermont Community Foundation donor advised fund through your DonorCentral account.
- Check: VT Flood Response & Recovery Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation, 3 Court Street Middlebury, VT 05753
In addition to the fund at the Community Foundation, here are some additional early giving recommendations.
The American Red Cross of Northern New England is a trusted partner in the early stages of a disaster.
Community action agencies throughout the state are all addressing issues such as temporary housing, food, clothing, case management to help people access state/federal assistance, clean up, and much more:
- BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont
- Capstone Community Action
- Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)
- Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA)
- Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)
Other Useful Resources
- Register through the State of Vermont to volunteer to help.
- Vermont Emergency Management provides flood preparedness information.
- Flood safety information in multiple languages from the Vermont Language Justice Project
- Vermonters should contact Vermont 211 to report flood damage and to get information on shelters for people affected by the storm and to register with FEMA.
- Road closure information is available from New England 511.
Find other ways to help and other events at our onWater blog.