Posted Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at 12:15pm
The effects of Tropical Storm Irene are evident everywhere you look in Vermont; some airborne pictures are visible here. Whole roads were washed away, towns cut off from access with the rest of the world and people saw their homes heavily damaged or outright destroyed. In the aftermath, the state has come together to support the flood victims. Volunteers give their time and energy to help clean up. Websites like #VTResponse coordinate offers and requests for help.
The Vermont area gaming community stepped up to contribute to flood relief as well. Matt Golec organized a charity Geeklist auction — ending tonight! — to generate money for the Red Cross. Triple Play of West Lebanon hosts a Flood Benefit Game Day on September 10th, collecting donations and holding a raffle to also go to the Red Cross.
Inspired by their example, Green Mountain Gamers is holding a fundraising drive. We will match dollar for dollar donations sent via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, up to $100, making a potential total donation of $200, to the Vermont Food Bank, which contributes to post-Irene disaster relief needs.
The drive runs for seven days, from September 7th to the 14th. If you haven’t already made a contribution to Vermont flood relief, this is your chance to do so. And please help spread the word; the more people who contribute the better.