On November 22, 2023

State kicks off Vermont Strong holiday campaign to raise $1M for flood recovery

 

Gov. Phil Scott announced a six-week holiday campaign on Nov. 20  to raise funds for Vermonters and businesses impacted by this summer’s flooding through ongoing sales of Vermont Strong license plates and limited-edition socks.

Since the “Vermont Strong” license plates were reintroduced in August, $715,000 in proceeds have been donated, with half going to individual needs via the Vermont Community Foundation and half to help businesses through the State’s Business Emergency Gap Assistance Program (BEGAP).

 The holiday campaign announced this week will hyperfocus funds raised for individual needs in four main areas: Housing (repairs and heat); food security; critical needs (groceries, gas, clothing, medications); and mental health support.

 The other half of the funds will continue to help businesses through BEGAP, supporting needs that will exceed existing program funds.  

 The state is hoping to raise another $1 million through this six-week campaign given the ongoing needs for Vermont families and employers.

For more info, visit: dmv.vermont.gov/vermontstrong23.

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