Check out the Upper Valley Strong booth in aisle D (#17-20) at the Home Show at Hanover’s Leverone Field House this weekend. Learn about the “Irene Cottages” designed as affordable, energy efficient replacement homes; find out about the organizations who have been helping rebuild after Irene; participate in our raffle; and meet some special volunteers.
On Saturday and Sunday at the show, Kaitlin and Morgan Fleury will be selling their special necklaces to benefit folks who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene. The girsl (6th and 4th graders) are sisters from Springfield, N.H. On a drive to their grandparents’ house in North Pomfret several days after Hurricane Irene, they witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by the flooding. The drive through West Hartford was heartbreaking and emotion invoking. The girls decided then and there that they wanted to do something to help the people who had lost their homes and belongings in the flood. They discussed several ideas and decided on making necklaces with shrink art in the shape of Vermont and New Hampshire with hearts attached. The girls color the states and hearts with colored pencils, green for Vermont (the Green Mountain State) and gray for New Hampshire (the Granite State). The hearts are colored a variety of shades in red and pink. To date the girls have made nearly 900 necklaces on their own and devoted countless hours and energy to this process. They have raised over $5,400.00 which has been donated to the Upper Valley Haven and Granite United Way.
Visit us, buy a necklace and thank the girls for all they’ve done!