2023 Flood Disaster Relief
The devastating impacts of July 2023 flooding in Vermont have left many of our neighbors dealing with a crisis on top of crises they were already facing. In times like these, United Way’s work mobilizing our community to do what no single organization can do alone feels especially critical.
United Way of Northwest Vermont is focused on understanding and responding to the urgent needs our neighbors have right now AND we understand that helping people put their lives back together after this kind of emergency is going to take a sustained, UNITED effort.
Visit our Flood Resources and Information page for ways can get help and give help.
Please support your local United Way’s effort to get help where it’s needed most by giving today! 🡻
GREEN MOUNTAIN UNITED WAY(Caledonia, Essex, Orleans, Orange, and Washington Counties)
UNITED WAY OF RUTLAND COUNTY(Rutland and Bennington Counties)
UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST VERMONT (Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties)
GRANITE UNITED WAY (Windsor County)
What We Are Doing
United Way of Northwest Vermont is in conversation with partners, community organizations, and individuals to understand what kind of help is needed now and what will be needed, in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Our Community Impact team is talking with funded partners like CVOEO about how this disaster is greatly exacerbating the existing housing crisis. Our Mental Health Initiative is acutely aware of how this disaster is exacerbating high demand and limited access to care.
Common Good Vermont, a statewide program of UWNVT, will continue uplifting Vermont’s entire nonprofit sector to help them respond to this crisis. CGVT has a flood response and recovery information page for nonprofits and is asking Vermont nonprofits to share their stories using their Vermont Nonprofit 2023 Flooding Story Questionnaire.
We are in close contact with Vermont’s other United Ways as well as other local and state partners to ensure a coordinated effort and UNITED approach in supporting our neighbors.
flood Relief Fund FAQs
Can you tell me more about the fund? United Way of Northwest Vermont is coordinating with the other Vermont United Ways and each of us has set up flood relief fundraising campaigns to engage our respective local communities in fundraising efforts to support immediate and long-term needs associated with Vermont’s July 2023 flooding disaster.
How will the funds be directed? Funds will be directed to support nonprofit organizations in our region and throughout the state who are directly helping individuals affected by the flooding disaster.
Will they go statewide through the other United Ways? UWNWVT is in close contact with Vermont’s other United Ways. As we understand the needs throughout the state, we will be directing funds to the other United Ways to meet local needs in their regions.
How will funds be distributed? What will be the criteria? Donations will support our trusted partners’ work in helping communities respond to and recover from flooding and related impacts. Funds will support organizations and systems that serve people’s needs within and across our shared priorities: Meeting Basic Needs; Supporting Families, Promoting Mental Health, Reducing Substance Use Disorder, Fostering Financial Stability. Funds may support services provided by individual nonprofits and/or efforts of a partnership, alliance, or system of nonprofit service providers. This may include strengthening or expanding service delivery (e.g., providing more service and/or serving more people) or covering unexpected expenses related to providing services in response to the current needs. The plan for distribution of funds is evolving and will be informed by on-going learning about current needs.