On August 28, 2011, many covered bridges throughout the state of Vermont were either destroyed, or were badly damaged by flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall from Hurricane Irene’s landfall on the U.S. East Coast. Across the state, efforts are being made to rebuild, and repair all of these magnificent bridges.

I Heart Covered Bridges is donating 50% of all profits from the sale of these Stickers, T-shirts, and Note Cards, to help rebuild / repair Vermont’s Covered Bridges.  Please see below for more ways on how you can help with Vermont’s Hurricane Relief Efforts.

The Sticker

Love covered bridges?  Show it by purchasing the I Heart Covered Bridges sticker!

The sticker is made of white vinyl, and is great for indoor/outdoor use. It also doubles as an easy to mail postcard!

 

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Only $1.00  &  FREE SHIPPING!
(VT residents add 6% sales tax)

50% of all profits will help Vermont’s Covered Bridges!







The Note Card

All note cards measure 5×7, and include white envelopes. Each high quality note card is printed on premium card stock.

All note cards are blank inside, with the following text printed on the top half of the card only:

On August 28, 2011, many covered bridges throughout the state of Vermont were either destroyed, or were badly damaged by flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall from Hurricane Irene’s landfall on the U.S. East Coast. Efforts are being made to rebuild, and repair all of these magnificent bridges.

iheartcoveredbridges.com is donating 50% of all profits from the sale of stickers, T-shirts, and this card you are holding, to help rebuild or repair Vermont’s covered bridges.

For more information, or to view additional products, please visit us at: www.iheartcoveredbridges.com or www.rarallc.com.

*Please note S&H charges will apply and VT residents will be charged 6% sales tax.

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The Shirt

Show your love for Covered Bridges by wearing our 100% Cotton Pre-Shrunk Short-Sleeve Tee.

Made from 100% cotton: it’s easy on the Earth, soft on your skin.

Double-needle chain stitch on shoulder, back neck seams, sleeves, and bottom hem.

Only $19.95 + S&H
(VT residents add 6% sales tax)

Available in white, sizes: S, M, L, and XL


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The Print

Click on the image to the left to view The Covered Bridges of Vermont print.

The Covered Bridges of Vermont print features 19 photographs of covered bridges taken throughout the state by photographer, Ray Arsenault.  The print is is beautifully printed on professional high quality 100lb. paper, and measures 18” x 26.5.” Order now by clicking here.

To order Covered Bridges Of Vermont notecards click here or visit RARA Greeting Cards to view the entire collection.

Vermont Hurricane Relief Effort

Hurricane Irene has had a dramatic impact on the lives of many citizens, and communities throughout Vermont. Although the infrastructure damage we’ve all seen or heard about is nothing short of amazing, the personal challenges being confronted by so many Vermonters is heartbreaking. This is particularly true in some of the hardest hit areas like Pittsfield, Wilmington, Northfield and others.  To put a little perspective on the extent of the damage caused by Irene throughout the state of Vermont, over 200 segments of Town highways were closed, over 100 segments of State highways were also closed along with 25 bridges that were closed as a result of the storm.

Several opportunities to contribute to the relief in Vermont have been established, many of these are listed below. While I’ve tried to include everyone here, there are many grass-root efforts springing up throughout the state, along with fundraiser events with all proceeds going towards relief.

  • American Red Cross of Vermont and The New Hampshire Valley – www.redcrossvtnhuv.org – 660-9130
  • United Way of Chittenden County - which is acting as fiscal agent for the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund; www.unitedwaycc.org – 864-7541.
  • VT Irene Flood Relief Fund - a fundraising effort for small Vermont businesses devastated by Irene, found at www.vtirenefund.org.
  • The Upper Valley Haven provides temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food and clothing to anyone in need. They are still accepting, and in need of, both perishable and non-perishable food donations. www.uppervalleyhaven.org – 802-295-6500.
  • To help Vermont farmers who lost crops, livestock and land to Tropical Storm Irene, the state has created the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Vermont Community Foundation teamed up to create the fund, which will pool donations and offer grants to affected farmers. Visit www.vermontagriculture.com for more information.
  • The Mad River Valley Community Fund, a nonprofit organization established in 1989 to specifically respond to the needs of Mad River Valley residents, has reopened its flood fund. Tax deductible donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 353, Waitsfield, VT 05673 or on the website at www.MRVCommunityFund.org.
  • The Farmer Emergency Fund, established in 1997 to help organic farmers affected by natural disasters, is asking for donations. Contact Kirsten Bower at the Northeast Organic Farming Association for more information on how to donate or apply for funds at 434-4122 ext. 16.
  • The Red Cross is asking for blood donations. For more information visit www.redcrossblood.org.
  • Donations to the Vermont Food Bank can be made by texting FOODNOW to 52000. The Vermont Food Bank will turn a $10 donation into $60 of food for those in need. So far the Vermont Food Bank has collected 15 truckloads of donated food to distribute to food shelves and meal sites affected by the storm.
  • Preservation Vermont is collecting donations to rebuild covered bridges and historic buildings destroyed or damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Paul Bruhn, executive director of the organization, said 100 percent of the money will be used for engineering and architectural analysis and for rehabilitation work. Preservation Vermont will cover any administrative expenses from other sources, he said. Donors may designate their donation specifically for bridges or for buildings if they choose, he said. For information, visit www.ptvermont.org.
  • The Weston Playhouse, the professional theater company in southern Vermont that suffered an estimated $100,000 in damage, set up an emergency fund: send checks to Weston Playhouse Theatre Co.; 703 Main St., Weston, VT 05161.
  • Local alternative gifting website www.inlu.com is offing an opportunity for folks to directly help families in need. Typically, Inlu charges a $.99 per contribution fee, but it is donating that fee back to the cause.
  • Rebuilding the Bartonsville Covered Bridge –
    www.bartonsvillecoveredbridge.com

Thank You!