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Disaster relief: Furniture storage program

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.

Tagged: chittenden, irene