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Ski Resorts Raise Funds For Hurricane Damage In Vermont Hot

VThurricane_damageHurrican Irene hit Vermont especially hard, leaving extensive damage in its wake.  Fortunatley, Vermont has a friend in the ski and snowboard community, which is raising money for relief efforts there.

Just a week after Hurrican Irene swept through the Green Mountain state, Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont donated $100,000 to the Mad River Valley Community Fund to help with the costs of clearing mud and debris from the storm.  In Massachusettes, the ski resort Jiminy Peak raised $14,000 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Irene relief and the employees of Bromley Mountain, a sister resort in Vermont.  An event in Jacksons's Hole, Wyoming called "JH 4 VT" held a raffle that raised close to $4,000. 

Protographer Dan Brown collaborated with professional skier and resident of Burlington, Vermon, LJ Strenio, to raise relief money with a limited edition poster.  The 300 signed posters are being sold online to benefit Mad River Valley.  Brown says of his reaction to seeing a photography studio in Vermont flooded by Hurricane Irene, " I could've easily been in that position, having all of my hard work just washed away.  Right from there, I wanted to do something."

 

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