Points of Interest – Frank Gould – Mascoma River Greenway

May 10, 2014 Fill A Bag. Feed Families.

 

 

 

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May 10 2014

Points of Interest – Robert Ellis

***LATEST OFFICIAL INFO FROM THE CITY OF LEBANON***

***LATEST OFFICIAL INFO FROM THE CITY OF LEBANON***

 

Go to http://www.lebnh.net/ & look in the upper left corner, “PUBLIC ALERTS.”

 

You can subscribe to receive City alerts directly at http://alert.lebnh.net/

 

WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS, thanks to our awesome public servants plus everyone who’s helped in any way.

Points of Interest – Paul Tierney – Valley Community Loan Fund

Lebanon Friends & Neighbors

Lebanon Friends & Neighbors,

 

Flash-flood recovery is going well, thanks to so many of you wonderful folks.

 

1. WE NEED 4–6 MORE VOLUNTEERS THIS AFTERNOON to help a Slayton Hill couple remove damaged items from their flooded basement.

Please sign up at www.uvstrong.org & stop by the volunteer tent in the Storrs Hill Ski Area parking lot. Someone should be there till 3:30 pm today, Sunday, July 7.

 

2. RIVERMERE NEEDS 2 EXPERIENCED DRYWALLERS THIS AFTERNOON.

Please sign up at www.uvstrong.org & stop by the volunteer tent in the Storrs Hill Ski Area parking lot. Someone should be there till 3:30 pm today, Sunday, July 7.

 

3. WE’RE GROWING CONCERNED ABOUT FOLKS IN WATER-DAMAGED HOMES THAT STILL NEED HELP.

Those living alone, with health challenges, &/or unable to afford cleanup/repairs are those people most likely to suffer mold-related problems especially the more time goes by.

Anyone needing or knowing of someone needing recovery assistance can contact Upper Valley Strong at http://www.uvstrong.org/ orhttp://www.uvstrong.org/household_survey/

 

At this point UV Strong knows of approximately 14 water-damaged homes in Lebanon, not counting Rivermere. Following initial Lebanon Fire Dept. contact & response (thanks, LFD!) UV Strong has spoken with or left messages with residents of all but 3 of those homes, which will be visited in person this afternoon.

 

We’re fortunate to have access to specialized flood basement cleanup teams IF we can find out who needs help. The volunteer specialist team from Keene can only stay through tomorrow (Monday). Specialized teams from northern Mass. & VT may be available but can be matched with needs only if UV Strong hears from affected residents.

 

Our regional chapter of the American Red Cross last Friday provided cleanup kits for residents; remaining kits are available for pick-up at Lebanon Fire Station 1 at 12 South Park Street (on Lebanon Green), (603) 448-8810. The Methodists have also provided UV Strong with a number of very useful flood-cleanup kits, including buckets, which UV Strong is happy to drop off for people.

 

THANKS to the volunteers helping an elderly Shaw St. homeowner this afternoon, as well as those 4–6 of you additional who can help the above-referenced Slayton Hill couple.

 

4. RIVERMERE UPDATE: In all, 7 units were damaged, out of the total 21 units from which 17 families were displaced. Chief Christopoulos yesterday OK’d the lower undamaged Building 21 to be reoccupied. The upper building includes 3 undamaged units that also have been OK’d for reoccupation. Of the 7 damaged units in the upper building, 5 units are now clean & drying out for the next few days before they can be reoccupied. Also, there are 4 never-occupied units into which some families can move. Bottom line: Only 2 units cannot be reoccupied today or soon—really good news in the scheme of things.

 

TPHT Executive Director Andrew White & Upper Valley Strong Chair Anne Duncan Cooley join all of us in noting that many people besides Rivermere residents had flooded basements and property damage from last week’s rains. Thanks for their concerns & ideas on sharing resources.

 

5. HELP AVAILABLE THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 10:

Yesterday the Red Cross hosted a meeting at the Fireside Inn to assist Upper Valley residents with information related to disaster recovery services. A follow-up meeting for anyone impacted by last week’s rains will be held this Wednesday, July 10, from 12 noon till 8 pm at the Lebanon High School cafeteria, 195 Hanover Street Extension. Representatives from a number of Upper Valley non-profit helping agencies will be available to meet, with privacy available for those desiring such.

 

Thanks, everyone!

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