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Media Report on VT Law School's Irene Relief Efforts

September 8, 2011

The Associated Press, National Law Journal, Vermont Public Radio, Valley News, WCAX, FOX 44, VTDigger.org and other media reported on Vermont Law School's relief efforts for homeowners, farmers, schools and others hit by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene.

Photo of Ry Meyer.

Ry Meyer '13 clears debris from South Royalton School.

Hundreds of VLS students, staff and faculty volunteered at tasks ranging from shoveling mud out of houses and collecting donations of cash, clothes and household items to helping residents fill out FEMA applications. VLS also established a relief fund to help its students, staff and faculty whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the storm.

VLS's classes started two days late because of an electricity, telephone and Internet outage caused by the storm. Floodwaters caused an estimated $500,000 in damage on campus to two buildings, three riverside parking lots, the outdoor classroom and Internet servers.

Read reports by the AP, whose story was carried by the Boston Globe and other news outlets nationwide, as well as the NLJ, VPR and Valley News.

Photo of students.

Jeff Fucci '14, Carissa Wong '12, Peter Dysart '14 and Molly Gray '14 (left to right) helped South Royalton residents.

 

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