Flood Cleanup Update, July 15, 2023

7/15/2023 6:45am

A lot has been accomplished since Tuesday night! Thank you to ALL the volunteers who have mopped floors, hauled buckets of mud, moved ruined items, and dropped off food and water.

We have a couple of teams lined up to help today with removing damaged sheetrock and power washing the basement. Drop-in volunteers are not needed at this time, but stay tuned for how you can help next week.

With our cleanup moving along, I encourage you to help out in other places if you can. There’s a great opportunity to do so tomorrow (Sunday), July 16 starting at 9am across the street at Trinity Methodist Church and the Montpelier Food Pantry. The details are below.

And, if you see Norma Raymond today, wish her a happy 100th birthday!

Rev. Joan

Message from Trinity:

“We need at least 50 volunteers on Sunday starting a 9 am. This is going to take many hours so don’t worry if you cannot be there until later.

We need to get everything out and to the front of the church using a “bucket brigade” to clear that basement so the ServPro team can start the deep cleaning and drying process. There will be a team outside and in the basement. I strongly suggest everyone wear a N95 mask and bring gloves and wear old clothing. ServPro has requirements for people in the basement like proper footwear.

Guare and Sons has offered their restroom and parking lot to volunteers on Sunday (please remove boots or shoes before entering the funeral home). I believe it will rain on Sunday so I will have a pop up tent for the documenting people stay dry. Others will need rain gear.

Let’s try to get more than 50 people to make this easier on everyone. To make a train from the basement to the back parking lot to the front of the church will take many people. By the way, the church’s back parking lot is full of ServPro equipment.  We have permission to park at Guare and Sons on School Street.

Hope to see you on Sunday.”