Vermont disaster relief message and video

first_imgWith Warm Regards,Deborah and the New Directions Team (Lisa, Michael, Matt, & Penny) · Donations can be made at www.vermontredcross.org(link is external) or by calling 800-660-9130.  For those who are interested in volunteering, they can contact their operations headquarters at 802-773-9159.) We appreciate all of you who read our blogs, use our services and most importantly, have become our friends.  Thank you for your continued support.center_img As many of you know, our state of Vermont was severely hit from last week’s Hurricane Irene.  North Bennington, Vermont, where New Directions is headquartered, was spared much of the Hurricane’s devastation; however the rest of the state is still dealing with the real-life crisis of the hurricane’s aftermath.  Vermont Flooding and Destruction After Hurricane Irene 8/28/2011Wilmington, a town 45 minutes from us is suffering terribly.  Two rivers converge there and so many buildings are damaged or completely destroyed.  The iconic “Dot’s Restaurant” right by the bridge is in terrible shape.  I personally remember bringing the boys there when they were young and having breakfast on our way up north.  The residents are without drinking water, sewer service, electricity, and with very little phone service.  We have also heard that their police building suffered total loss.Brattleboro, a town an hour from us has had a foot of water in their downtown area and many homes and businesses are unsuitable for occupancy.We hold Vermont very dear to our hearts as it was the place I grew up as a young girl and came back to and set up the business.  My two sons were raised in Vermont, enjoyed many days on the lakes of Vermont and both have come back to help with the business and serve the Vermont community.  Lisa lives up on Mount Tabor with her husband and daughter who is entering 5th grade at The Currier Memorial School in Danby, Vermont.  We are prideful of our ties to the Vermont community and when we travel to other places around the world, time and time again, people mention Vermont as a place of quality, trust and friendliness.  We have decided as a team to do our part to help our community and the rest of Vermont by donating finances, food and hours to helping Vermont out.  If you would like to join us in our effort, here are a couple ways you can do that.  Please do not feel obligated to help, however we wanted to provide the following information:· Text FOODNOW to 52000 to donate $10 to Vermont Foodbank. The Foodbank will turn each donation into $60 for families in need.· You can donate to the United Way’s Vermont Disaster Relief Fund online, or buy sending a donation to your local United Way. Just make sure your donation is marked for the “Vermont Disaster Relief Fund”.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN SUPERB WIN OVER NAOMH ULTAN IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgConvoy GAA News:Club Lotto takes place on Tues in Moores shopCounties drawn DY LD KY WX, 3 people matched 2, Margaret Harkin & Emily McBrideConvoy & Sarah Logan Raphoe. Jackpot next week €2100.  Ladies Training @7 on Wed, 7.30 Fri and Sun @9.30 All Players welcome. Senior Ladies were beaten by a strong  Ardara at home on Sun MorningG4M&O Wed @8.15 new players always welcome.U 16 girls training Mon 7-8 The girls are away to Red Hughs on Tues Evening  Throw in at 6 Bus Times as follows 4.20 Deele Raphoe  4.30  Convoy Green 4.40  Drumkeen Hall .Well done to the  U 16 boys who defeated Lifford on Wed  and the Minor boys who beat Mc Cumhaills in a very exciting Game on Friday Managers will message with Match and training details .U 16 boys also won v Cloughaneely  on Mon evening 3-10 to 0-4 pts an excellent Team performance with Goals from Patrick Dolan ,Joey Morris and Keenan Gibson .U 14 boys had a fine win away to Glenswilly on Mon Training as Norm on ThursSt Marys WILL HOST THEIR Annual 5k which is part of the Donegal  Grand Prix Series on Tues 11th  AUG start time 7.30  Reg at clubhouse from 6pm Entry fee  € 7 Prizes SM SW F40+ M40+  F50+  M50+U 21  team were beaten away to LK GaelsSenior Men won at Home v N. Ultan in the Junior A Championship Mangers will let players know about this weekend’s Games.Best wishes to Donegal as they take on Mayo on Sat.Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of the late Kathleen Toner may she rest in peace.GAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN SUPERB WIN OVER NAOMH ULTAN IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: August 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Sportlast_img read more

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IMF NOW ACKNOWLEDGE WE WERE RIGHT – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD, responding to the interview of Ashoka Mody, former Chief of Mission for the IMF in Ireland where he said the policies inflicted on Ireland had been wrong, said he welcomed the acknowledgement that Sinn Féin policies had been right.He said it was not too late for the Government to implement them.Doherty said: “When Sinn Féin criticised the policy of not burning the bondholders and imposing austerity as a response to the crisis, we were ridiculed and dismissed by Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil – three parties who insisted that no bondholder would lose a penny and the Irish people would pay for it in taxes and cuts for years to come. “Over the course of the last few years we have seen Europe and the IMF start to reconsider that position and last June we had the announcement that sovereign debt should not be carrying banking debt.“In the last few months we have seen Europe do an about turn on how the collapse of private banks is handled. Now the bondholders are allowed to be burned.“Today we have the IMF former Mission Chief saying the policies the Troika inflicted in Ireland were wrong. This is a belated but very welcome acknowledgment that the Sinn Féin party has been correct in its assessment of how the crisis should have been handled.“Bondholders should have been burnt and the deficit should have been reduced through growth, not austerity, along with fair tax measures and eliminating public spending waste. “The only people who still haven’t come to this conclusion are unfortunately the ones running the country and the party that caused the mess – Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil.“On the day when it is confirmed these policies are wrong, the government chooses to announce it is cutting the confirmation and communion grant for the lowest earners in society.“It is not too late to change course, but this government needs to get itself on the right page now, before anymore damage is done. The opportunity arises now as we enter into the planning phase of Budget 2014. The government can make this a less severe budget.” IMF NOW ACKNOWLEDGE WE WERE RIGHT – DOHERTY was last modified: April 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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