Wed, Apr 11, 2012 09:17 AM
After Tropical Storm Irene, the Chittenden Volunteer Fire
Department received many household furniture items, which were
reallocated to families who lost such items during the flooding.
After the community's needs were met, there was still many items
left. So CVFD and local residents decided to set up a furniture
storage program so that such items would always be available to
residents in need.
The owner of Todd Transportation, Doug Todd, is also a member of
CVFD and has offered his warehouse as a storage site. In order to
avoid confusion and abuse of this program, referrals must come from
the local fire department, as they are likely to have responded to
the disaster situation first hand and can verify need.
Once referred. Folks will make an appointment at Todd
Transportation to view and select the available items. Todd
Transportation has also generously offered to deliver the items to
the desired location. Chittenden, Pittsfield and Stockbridge
residents are primarily served by this program but others may be
considered as well. This program is one way for towns to be better
prepared for any future disasters.