Hooray, I have been looking for this all day. I was even starting to fantasize about hiring a trucker and making this happen, but I’m thrilled that the state of Vermont is doing this. I have lots of clothes already piled up and am going on a shopping spree tomorrow.
From the VPR.NET website
Vermont offers hurricane assistance; Guard deployment to Gulf Coast
COLCHESTER, VT (2005-09-01)
(Host) At this hour, Vermont officials are outlining a plan to offer assistance to Gulf Coast states in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Governor Jim Douglas and National Guard Adjutant General Martha Rainville announced earlier this hour that about 125 members of the Vermont Guard will be leaving for New Orleans over the next three days. The first of the soldiers will leave in the next 24 hours.
The Guard deployment is one part of the assistance that the state of Vermont if providing. Governor Jim Douglas is calling on Vermonters to donate to the following items at collection points around the state, emphasizing that only items on this are accepted:
- Bottled Water (Size: Liter and larger)
- Non-Perishable Food
- Clothing (new or like-new condition only)
- Infant Supplies (Formula, Diapers, etc.)
- Snacks/Protein Bars
- First Aid Kits
- Transistor Radios
- Batteries (Sizes: AA, C, D, 9V)
- Hygiene Products (bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
- Dog/Cat Food
The drop-off locations for Friday’s collection drive are:
(update: for a more detailed list of addresses of drop off sites visit the Northern Vermont Red Cross website here)
Bennington County: Bennington Town Clerk’s Office
Orleans County: State Police Barracks in Derby
Windsor County: Hartford Fire and Police Department
Washington County: Statehouse lawn
Franklin County: Collins-Perly Recreation Facility in St. Albans
Caledonia County: St. Johnsbury Municipal Office Building and Fire Station
Windham County: State Police Barracks in Rockingham
Rutland County: State Police Barracks in Rutland
Addison County: Vergennes High School
Chittenden County: State Police Barracks in Williston
Drop locations are accepting goods from 11 am to 8 pm on Friday.
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