Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by Michael
Vermont is cold… about 5°F as I type. So this Front Porch Forum posting in Bristol yesterday caught my attention…
A family in need is about out of wood. We have donors lined up. But are in need of a truck to pick up the wood and deliver it in Bristol. The need is today, so it would be great if some can let me borrow a truck or drive with me for a couple hours.
That evening, Bob from the Bristol Energy Committee posted again…
Even with the posting of my request for a truck around 2pm Tuesday – very last minute – I did get responses. Thank you so much!
It turns out we could not wait for the truck – so a car trunk load was delivered this morning – enough for a couple days for the family in need.
We now have a truck lined up to deliver half a cord of wood on Wednesday evening, thanks to a very generous donor. More may be needed, but this amount should hold them for a few weeks.
Thank you all for your generosity – neighbors helping neighbors – YOWZERS!!! Bristol rocks!
Thanks to e-Vermont for bringing FPF to Bristol! Here’s the list of 60 Vermont towns where FPF is now available.
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