What is Upper Valley Strong?
Upper Valley Strong is a group of organizations working together to help Upper Valley communities rebuild after flooding or other natural disasters. Originally formed in 2011 in response to Tropical Storm Irene, Upper Valley Strong coordinated help with clean-up, repairs, technical support, food, counseling, housing and financial support. We are your neighbors helping disaster victims. At our core, we are support agencies you already know, such as the Upper Valley Haven, COVER, SEVCA, and the Upper Valley Housing Coalition.
Upper Valley Strong is not a formal organization. It’s the name for a team of non-profit agencies, churches, schools, towns and local branches of State government. Under the Upper Valley Strong umbrella, approximately 50 agencies, municipal, and community representatives come together to respond to natural disasters in our region. Our purpose is to get direct services to people in need and to share resources and expertise to make sure support dollars are used in the most effective manner possible.
We are able to obtain national and regional resources and disaster relief funding to assist with our mission. When funds are raised and collected—whether through large events or through local fund drives—Upper Valley Strong puts those dollars to work helping people. Upper Valley Strong receives major funding from the Vermont Community Foundation, Granite United Way and New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
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