Irene is long gone, but the tropical storm's aftermath is still being felt in the North Country. Although several months have passed, efforts are still under way to help those whose lives were impacted by the damage caused by the storm.
Kudos to all the groups, organizations and individuals that have continued the relief effort. Recently, Ward Lumber and Fuller Excavating teamed up to help communities impacted by Tropical Storm Irene.
Both companies have been challenging donors to make tax-deductible gifts for Irene relief by offering to match pledges up to $5,000. In addition, the two businesses have also challenged their employees to give and will double their donations as well.
It's good to see that even though time has passed, the needs of the community are still at the forefront.
The funds collected by Ward Lumber and Fuller Excavating will benefit the Jay Flood Relief Fund and Keene Recovery Flood Fund, established at the Adirondack Community Trust to receive tax deductible gifts to support the hamlets of AuSable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene and Keene Valley.
Let's continue to remember, there are friends and neighbors who are still in need recovering from the storm's damage. If possible, please help contribute to a worthwhile community effort.
Donations will now be doubled by the aforementioned companies until Jan. 31. Mail checks to Jay Flood Relief or Keene Flood Recovery Fund at Adirondack Community Trust Ward/Fuller Challenge Match, P.O. Box 288 Lake Placid NY, 12946 or contribute online at www.Help Jay NY.org or www.keenefloodrecoveryfund.org.
Keep the flood of generosity flowing.