If you haven’t heard, there was this little thing called Irene that blew through the eastern United States yesterday. Unfortunately, Vermont got hammered.
I got most of my updates on Facebook as friends reported what was happening in their area. The city of Montpelier (my hometown) did a great job of keeping everyone updated.
Lots of folks have asked how we fared and I’m happy to report that we had no damage at all. Not a drop of water entered our home and we never lost power. I am beyond thankful.
I have been touched by everyone’s concern and kind words – it’s greatly appreciated.
I feel really helpless when I see all the devastation around me. I decided to help with the cleanup effort and will be at Kismet tomorrow. I’m trying to keep my week free so that I can volunteer more if needed.
From their website:
CERF+ is a national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists.
I can attest to the super-wonderfulness of this organization, as I worked there for 4.5 years. They helped lots of folks after Katrina and will surely do so after Irene. Your donation will go far in helping a craft artist get back on his or her feet.
And if you know of someone who could use help, please let them know that help is available.