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Rutland, VT 05701

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I am so thankful...

It's a great honor to have been selected to speak at Rutland High's 2012 Commencement! Restoring Rutland has only worked through the hard work of volunteers and the team that has kept going and continued to work hard since Irene struck - Alexis, Amanda, Kate, and Jim. I never would have been graced with this honor had it not been for your friendship, hard work, and dedication. 

Thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters, and champions who continue to support Restoring Rutland.

- Katye


NEW Volunteer Opportunities!

The Rutland County Long Term Recovery Committee is seeking volunteers to aid our committee and case managers in the recovery efforts.  The committee and its case managers are dedicated to identifying and addressing the unmet needs of citizens in the area as they rebuild from the Spring Floods and Tropical Storm Irene.

Volunteers should be able to record legible notes, be reliable, and be willing to handle sensitive phone calls that deal with disaster recovery.

Volunteers must be willing to submit to a background check.

Interested volunteers should contact the case managers at BROC

John Miller: 802-665-1710

Billy Canfield: 802-665-1756


Volunteers needed Today and Saturday in Proctor


Saturday, September 17 8:30-12:00  
Burt McCullough’s Farm
West Proctor Road, Proctor
Burt needs help removing debris from 12 acres of alfalfa. Needs 50-100 people to walk 3-4 feet apart through field. We will locate and remove football sized chunks of driftwood and debris.
Field is dry, level ground with hay about a foot high. Boots, long pants and work gloves are recommended. Bring a wheelbarrow if you have one.
Meet at the barn on West Proctor Road at 8:30 for instructions. Parking available near the field.
For more information call: Andrea Varney at 459-3546 ,
We could also use volunteers at
4 Willow Street, Proctor
Friday 9/16 from 9-1 
to help move soaked belongings to the curb. Please call 802-459-2166 to find out if they still need help.
A message from Andrea Varney, who has been coordinating volunteer efforts in Proctor:
Most folks don't seem to be aware that Proctor had any flood damage. While not as severely hit as other communities, Proctor does have folks who need help. I would just like to bring this to your attention. 
All the homes on Willow Street and the end of Meadow Street were flooded up to the ceiling in the basement. Several have hazardous materials problems from overturned fuel tanks. We still have several people who are not able to return to their homes. Several older people are living with relatives temporarily, one family of six is communing from Ludlow for a few weeks. Folks on Elm Street lost belonging stored in their basements due to flooding as well.




At this time, we are holding off from accepting further donations. We have been lucky to be inundated with donations and we need to sort through them all and send them out to those still in need. Please check back here or at for further information soon. If you have spoken to Katye or Amanda directly and scheduled a drop, then proceed as planned. Thank you.


Castleton College reaches out

Thanks to a virtual army of volunteering Castleton College students and support by Restoring Rutland another major clean up was accomplished in one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods of Rutland City.

Photo and footage courtesy of WCAX TV

Thank you to WCAX TV for this fabulous story on their efforts.

Stay tuned here for more updates on how you can help.


Our Wish-List for Today

1) For Rutland to conserve water. 
2) That it stops raining so we can better help our neighbors.
3) That some nice folks with a hook-up can donate Phish tickets to the Restoring Rutland crew. 

Not too lofty, right?
(We may be kidding about one of those things...we may be ;) )


Coverage from WTEN Albany

Here's a video from WTEN featuring Chittenden and Restoring Rutland volunteers.


We Cleaned Up!

The turnout for Saturday's cleanup in Rutland's hardest hit neighborhoods was overwhelming.  We'll have the actual numbers in a while, but, suffice it to say, you all rocked ! (Photos by David Jenne)


Sunday Volunteering

Today a wonderful group of over 200 volunteers showed up to Restore Rutland! We are very thankful for all the excellent volunteers who work so prodigiously they completed two days worth of work in six hours!

Given the magnificent work of our volunteers today, tomorrow we will be going door to door in Rutland delivering bottled water, bleach, and rubber gloves to those in need.

If you are available to help hand out supplies and stress the importance of water conservation please stop by 34 Strongs ave tomorrow at 11:30am.

Thank you for all your hard work and support as we Restore Rutland after hurricane Irene! As always, if you have any questions, please email


Sorry, we can't take clothes!

We have received an abundance of calls about clothes.  Unfortunately, we are not taking clothes.  Please try the Rutland County Women's Network and Shelter.  Otherwise, find an alternate location in your community.  Thank you for your calls, and I apologize that we will be not be able to call everyone back.  Thanks for your patience and the outpouring of offers!  



Katye, Jim, & Aaron and the Restoring Rutland Team!