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September 22, 2023
Easterseals VT and M&T Bank Partner to Support Barre Community Relief Fund as Flood Clean-up Continues
The power of community coming together in a time of need
Barre, VT - After the Central Vermont area was devastated by disastrous floods earlier this summer, it left a domino effect, impacting everyone in different ways. Easterseals VT was gearing up to host its second annual Over The Edge event in the heart of Barre at North Barre Manor. Over The Edge is Easterseals VT’s only fundraising event of the year that supports foster youth and adoptive families that they serve. The decision was made to postpone the event to July 20, 2024.
Easterseals VT and the event’s presenting sponsor and corporate partner, M&T Bank, came together to find a way to help the community. Together, the decision was made to donate $5,000 of M&T’s sponsorship to The Barre Community Relief Fund. “M&T is pleased to partner with Easterseals Vermont, providing much-needed funds to our Vermonters recently impacted by flooding,” said Kathy Schirling, Divisional Community Involvement Manager. “We are proud to stand alongside organizations like Easterseals as they support our community.”
The Barre Community Relief Fund was created by the Barre Area Development, Inc. with a mission to raise money to benefit countless small businesses, homeowners, and individuals across the Barre area. Easterseals VT Director of Operations Kristi Lenart-Rikert shared, “We at Easterseals Vermont hope this donation will provide extra support to our downtown Barre neighbors during this difficult time. Restoring our city as quickly as possible is important to safeguard our community and key businesses.”
If you’d like to learn more or donate to the Barre Community Relief Fund, go to barrecommunityrelief.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Easterseals VT
With locations statewide, Easterseals VT empowers and assists parents and children to improve their lives. At the heart of all we do is our belief that families can, with sufficient assistance, address their problems and be safe and healthy within their communities. Easterseals VT has earned a reputation for being the lead agency in the state in promoting family-centered practices for social services. Easterseals VT is part of Easterseals NH, VT & Farnum, a community of care for all ages, for all abilities, and for life. For more information, visit eastersealsvt.org or follow us @EastersealsVT on Facebook.
Why Two Young Vermonters Are Going Over The Edge for Easterseals VT
Over the Edge is Easterseals VT’s biggest fundraiser of the year that supports family and child welfare programs and those they serve. Registration is still open for anyone who would like to form their own fundraising team. To volunteer at the event, email Devyn Nelson at email@example.com.
Grateful for the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation
Easterseals Vermont recently received $10,000 from the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation to support our Post Permanency Program. Thank you for your continued support of Easterseals Vermont’s children and families!
Where Adoptive Families Can Turn for Support
Kendy, center, is an adoptive mother using ESVT Post Permanency Services for almost 10 years. Her support person, Jill, helps her family to access and navigate resources. "Jill's been my lifeline," says Kendy. Learn more about ESVT PPS.
Sponsor or learn more about our exciting Over the Edge event: Easterseals VT Over the Edge 2023