This past week there has been significant flooding in Vermont and volunteers are needed to help people pick up and clean up after the storm.  Typically this involves clearing out fallen trees and helping to clean out the mud and debris from flooding in homes.  If you are willing to give some time this weekend contact your church’s disaster response coordinator or our VOAD president, Rick Cochran <>

The number of people needing help and the towns where they live are – 2 in Starksboro, 2 in Huntington,1 in Enosburg, 1 in Richford, 1 in Fairfax, 1 in Jeffersonville, 1 in Rutland City, 1 in East Montpelier.

Several areas of Vermont have VOAD or COAD – Community Organizations Assisting in Disasters that coordinate volunteer efforts in their area of the state.  Chittenden county does not have a group to coordinate their volunteers in disasters and so the state VOAD would like to help them organize a group to be prepared to respond to future disasters.  Churches have typically formed the backbone of volunteer response and are are great source of leaders.  If you or someone you know of is willing to serve on a coordinating committee, please contact Rick Cochran <>.  You can get more information about VOAD’s at .