Many Vermonters including our local farmers lost everything in tropical storm Irene. Many people are already helping storm recovery in a variety of ways, here’s another chance to offer your support.

Killington Resort created an online auction, “From the Ground Up,” (http://www.biddingforgood.com/fromthegroundup) to assist Vermont farms that sustained damage from tropical storm Irene. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund to help local farmers begin to rebuild.

Following Tropical Storm Irene, the Agency of Agriculture received calls from many farmers seeking guidance about lost land, lost crops, and lost livestock, as well as calls from Vermonters interested in supporting farmers. Until now, there was no designated fund to which we could direct callers. The Farm Disaster Relief Fund creates a vehicle where we can connect the resources of concerned donors to the needs of affected farmers who have suffered damages from tropical storm Irene. 

Starting September 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST, From the Ground Up will open online for bidding at http://www.biddingforgood.com/fromthegroundup on the following items...

• 2 Dew Tour VIP Passes & Lift Tickets.

• 2012 Orage B-Dog Jacket (size XL) - Autographed by Phil Casabon and other Orage team members.

• Woodward at Copper - 1 week at their 2012 Summer Camp.

• 2012 Line Afterbang Skis (177cm) - Autographed by the Traveling Circus.

• An autographed DVD of Poor Boyz Productions' classic film, Reasons.

• Poor Boyz/Skullcandy Icon 2 Headphones - Autographed by Pep Fujas.

• 2011/2012 Killington Unlimited Ski Pass.

• Entry into Killington’s Rails 2 Riches.

• 5-Day/4-Night Escape to Cancun, Mexico.

• Burton Snowboard - Autographed by Jake Burton.

• On-Hill & Lifestyle Photoshoot with Dan Brown, Professional Photographer.

...and much, much more.

Fortunately, Killington Resort received minimal damage from tropical storm Irene, however, many of our local farmers lost everything. From the Ground Up online auction will help Vermont farmers replace infrastructure as well as help cover losses sustained from the storm.

Killington Resort is thankful for the generous auction items provided by local businesses as well as Resort partners and sponsors and we look forward to donating all the proceeds to our local farmers. From the Ground Up auction begins on September 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST and bidding will conclude on September 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST at http://www.biddingforgood.com/fromthegroundup


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