On May 21, 2020

Killington Strong launches basic necessities relief

The Killington Strong gofundme has launched its Relief for Basic Necessities. A portion of the funds raised from the relief effort will go to members of the Killington Community who have been strongly affected financially by the Covid-19 pandemic. The group will provide grants to help pay for basic necessities such as utilities, medicines, rent, and food.

In order to accommodate the most people, each grant will be limited to $350 per household.

The first of the basic necessities relief funds has been disbursed to the Killington Elementary School Sunny Day Fund.

“We are delighted to have been able to provide the KES Sunny Day Fund with $5,000,” said Bonnie Robins, one of the organizers of the effort. “These funds will be distributed to certain school families to help them get through these times.”

To apply for the relief funds residents can email KillingtonFund@gmail.com or write to Killington Fund For Covid-19 Relief, PO Box 734, Killington, VT  05751 to request an application for a grant.

In the words of gofundme organizer Pamela Martin, “‘Tears and fears and feeling proud to say I love you right out loud’ (Judy Collins)…I feel immense pride in this community. I love you Killington, right out loud. Here I am never alone. Never.”

The group hopes to raise another $10,000 to continue the food distributions as well as assistance for the basic necessities. For more information visit gofundme.com/f/killington-strong.

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