In the wake of devastating floods impacting over 5,000 homes in Central Vermont, including 1,000 in Barre, we’re uniting to rebuild lives and communities. Beyond repairing homes, we aim to empower workforce development and climate resilience, creating lasting change to mitigate future flood impacts.
Join us this Giving Tuesday to fund crucial rebuilding efforts and bridge the gap for families facing insufficient resources and a shortage of skilled contractors, ensuring a stronger, more resilient future for all.
Building Back Stronger: Rebuilding Homes, Restoring Hope
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As we rally together the path to recovery isn’t just about rebuilding houses; it’s about fostering resilience and empowering the next generation of skilled workers. Here’s how your support will help forge this path towards restoration, empowerment, and lasting change.
Home Rebuilding and Restoration
The primary focus will be on repairing and rebuilding homes affected by the floods in Central Vermont, especially in the Barre area. This includes addressing major systems failures, exterior construction, systems work (electrical, plumbing, HVAC), appliances, and framing to ensure homes are restored to safe and livable conditions.
Workforce Development Training
Funds will support the expansion of workforce training programs, particularly ReSOURCE’s YouthBuild, providing education and hands-on training to young individuals. This initiative aims to equip them with construction skills, weatherization techniques, and disaster response capabilities, fostering a new generation of skilled workers.
Climate Resiliency Initiatives
A portion of the raised funds will be allocated towards incorporating climate-resilient strategies into the rebuilding process. This involves implementing measures to mitigate future flood impacts, such as flood-resistant building materials, efficient HVAC systems, and other weatherization practices to enhance the resilience of homes and communities against future natural disasters.