Flood relief efforts are ongoing in Swanton and Highgate.
Story by WCAX - Ice jams on the Missisquoi river caused significant flooding, forcing residents from their homes. While the waters have receded, many suffered damage to property and belongings.
Operation Flood Relief is underway. The Swanton-Missisquoi Valley Lions Club held the event the weekend of February 3rd. “Residents have been very grateful very appreciative that our assistance is there,” Souza said. The club received $10,000 from the Lions Club International Foundation(LCIF) disaster relief fund, and an additional $6,000 from the Vermont Lions Charities and other Lions clubs throughout the state, to buy supplies for victims of flooding last month.
Relief includes “A box full of cleaning supplies that includes bleach, and the necessary cleaning supplies to help with the flood cleanup projects. They're also going to get food which has canned goods, cereals, water, and some necessary foods” said Souza. “This is a big deal it’s great that we grouped together as the Lions to get this much money to help with this assistance. It’s really a goal of everybody, to work for the community,” Souza said. Watch the video from WCAX