On January 5, 2022

Killington’s community of giving

Dear Editor,

As the new executive director and vicar at Mission Farm, I am impressed and overjoyed at the outreach and kindness shown in the Killington community.

I have witnessed the partnership of the Killington Ski Resort and the town of Killington come together to help individuals, families and businesses through the difficult days of Covid. I understand this partnership extends to John Cumming and the family of the Powdr Corporation as well as individuals such as Pamela Martin who started a Go Fund Me campaign in the beginning of the pandemic; the volunteers who have helped collect and distribute food; Castleton College for the use of their lodge and the involvement of virtually every department of the town of Killington.

Mission Farm was the recipient of this kindness in the form of a commercial refrigerator for our community food outreach and an additional donation this holiday season. We also benefited from volunteers who helped to distribute food at Mission Farm through Everyone Eats Program. All of these contributions help us to provide meals to those in need and (eventually) to offer a permitted space for community food production at Mission Farm.

Thank you to all involved. We are deeply grateful to be a part of a community that cares for one another.

With gratitude, hope and joy in this New Year,
The Rev’d Lisa M. Ransom, executive director and vicar and the Community at Mission Farm, Killington

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