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Mold Issues at St. Mary’s

Mold Issues at St. Mary’s

From Wilmington, Senior Warden: St. Mary’s has received some very bad news. We had begun a mold abatement process for our building; then came the flood and although the water did not reach the sanctuary the basement/crawl space was flooded. As a result the mold problem has increased exponentially and the cleaning company representative has

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On the road with the Bishop

Dear clergy and other colleagues in ministry: I’ve just returned to Burlington following a couple of days on the road here in Vermont, in which I visited three sites where members of our churches are responding to the devastating results of Tropical Storm Irene. First I went to Gethsemane Church in Proctorsville, where the most

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The Freeway Relay

The Freeway Relay

The Freeway Relay Report from our Diocesan I-91 ‘Freeway Relay’ thanks to John Morris: Our first test of the Relay worked just fine. Parishioners in Newport packed up 130 snack bags and took them to the parish in St. Johnsbury, where parishioners were packing up 130 lunch bags. Then all of those items were brought

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Volunteer Etiquette and Safety

Volunteer Etiquette and Safety

PLEASE READ BEFORE VOLUNTEERING. We’ve heard back from many volunteers who have had great days working out in the field in Vermont responding to the effects of Tropical Storm Irene. We’ve also heard from countless people saying thank you. Here is some important information for volunteers of a “code of etiquette” to follow. It’s easy

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Diocesan Response Plan – Phase 1

Diocesan Response Plan – Phase 1

Diocesan Response Plan – Phase 1 Dear Colleagues and Friends in Ministry, With word now in from all of our congregations, it seems almost all of our church buildings were spared damaged. There’s nothing new to report in that regard since I last wrote to you on Friday. It also seems our parishioners and most

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Submit a story

Submit a story

Got a story of how Irene affected your community or how your community responded?  Send a short narrative and a few pictures and we’ll post it.

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List of Resources

List of Resources

Here is a list of resources for Vermont residents in times of Natural Disaster. Vermont Travel Information Service VT Emergency Management VT Emergency Management Twitter Page Red Cross VT & NH Vermont.gov Active Alerts Vermont.gov Road Conditions Help Vermont Facebook Page FEMA Blog DisasterAssistance.gov National Center For Health Housing – Flood Clean-Up Guide Department of

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Links to Help

Links to Help

Note: You can make an online donation to support flood relief efforts through the diocesan web site by using this link and following the instructions for setting up an account. Choose the option to donate to “VT Flood Relief 2011. Other resources: Statewide   http://vtresponse.wordpress.com/

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Reaching Out After Irene

Reaching Out After Irene

Dear people of the Diocese of Vermont and beyond: As you are well aware by now, Vermont has been hit hard by the flooding resulting from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene. Roads and bridges are destroyed in many parts of the state. Especially hard hit are areas in Southern and Central Vermont. The most significant damage to

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Vermont communities respond to Hurricane Irene

Vermont communities respond to Hurricane Irene

Vermont communities respond to Hurricane Irene Dumping 8-11 inches of rain on already saturated ground August 28-29, Hurricane Irene caused massive damage to many parts of Vermont, leaving roads and bridges washed out, homes and businesses destroyed, and power and phone lines down. My own town of Plymouth was particularly hard hit, and though my

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