Four MRV families to their homes


The Mad River Valley Long-Term Flood Recovery (MRFR) committee is celebrating the return of four families to their homes this month. There are still at least 17 families and businesses that remain displaced today after Irene’s devastation six months ago. MRFR is currently helping with 16 reconstruction projects and expects that to increase to 25 or more as spring approaches.

Current estimates to rebuild the remaining properties are $500,000 to $750,000. New volunteers and donated building supplies are always welcome. The mission of the Mad River Long-Term Recovery Committee is to assist individuals and families in Warren, Waitsfield, Fayston and Moretown who are in need of assistance to rebuild their homes or businesses from the disaster-caused effects of Tropical Storm Irene. Those who have flood damage to their home or property and would like MRFR help are asked to call 496-6089.

Saturday Volunteer Days continue through the winter. Volunteers meet at flood headquarters at 9 a.m. every Saturday and head to local projects from there. Skilled and unskilled help is always needed and lunches are provided. To volunteer, call Dotty Kyle at (802) 496-6089.

Volunteer skilled trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, drywall, flooring and painting are needed. Contact Peter Edlund for details: (802) 498-5826, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River Long-Term Recovery is a FEMA recognized Long-Term Recovery group and functions under the auspices of the Central Vermont Community Action Council an established 501©(3) nonprofit organization which allows the group to raise tax-deductible dollars for its reconstruction building materials and labor fund. Anyone wishing to donate to the fund may do so by making out checks to CVCAC/MRFR and mailing to 4673 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673.