Mad River Long Term Recovery sets deadline for Irene survivors to apply for help

Those impacted by Tropical Storm Irene who have still not been made whole financially or put back together physically are encouraged to contact the Mad River Long Term Recovery Committee by November 1 for help.

It’s been a year since Mad River Long Term Recovery committee (MRLTR) was formed. The committee’s work covers Moretown (Route 100B), Fayston, Waitsfield, Warren, Granville, East Granville and Hancock.

MRLTR, one of nine Long Term Recovery committees across the state, has been providing assistance to property owners facing the challenges of recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. Currently, the staff and volunteers at MRLTR are working full time to help over a dozen families with their ongoing recovery needs.

“In many cases, recovery work will continue through another Vermont winter and into spring and summer. And we will continue to support our community as long as the need exists,” said local committee chair Asah Rowles.

“If you have unmet needs due to Irene, please contact Mad River Long Term Recovery before November 1 to find out how we can help. November 1 is our application deadline for new cases,” she added.

“If you still have a financial gap between your project costs and funds collected from savings, insurance, FEMA or other sources, it’s worth checking with MRLTR to see what other help may be available. There are still state disaster relief grants (not loans) available. MRLTR also has access to discounted building supplies and skilled workers and volunteers to help finish Irene related work,” she explained.

Stop by or call Mad River Long Term Recovery before November 1 to find out more: 496-6089. MRLTR is located in the Mason’s building, 4376 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673. New office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donations and skilled volunteers still needed as well.