Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Passing Unfortunate News Along

I know a lot of people who check here are from Brew Crew Ball and many folks there are from Wisconsin, so you may have heard of the flooding throughout the southwest part of the state. Gregg Hoffman, the man behind Midwest Diamond Report and Old School Collectibles, among many other things, has posted a flood notice on his Driftless Writers Blog; he and his properties are fine, but many folks in the area are not as lucky.

Here's the post in full:
Please read and pass on the following email that we received from the Kickapoo Valley Association (KVA). The VSN will be coordinating clean-up and relief efforts with KVA over the next several weeks. During this time of need please help us assist our friends and neighbors who have been affected by recent flooding. If you are interested in volunteering please contact me at the VSN office [(608) 637-3615] as we are currently organizing volunteer efforts. In addition, we will keep you updated by email regarding volunteer opportunities. In the meantime, please make a food contribution to your local collection center mentioned in the email below.

August 21, 2007
Food Needed For Kickapoo Flood Victims
As you probably know by now, it is estimated that 90% of the homes in Gays Mills and an unknown number in Soldiers Grove have been damaged by flood waters. Additional damage abounds. The Kickapoo Valley Association has been in contact with the Crawford and Vernon Counties Emergency Management representatives and is assisting in a food collection for the flood victims. We have set up several food collection points in the valley. Please bring non-perishable food only to these locations. We will then collect it and deliver it to the distribution points. We need your contribution by 5:00 PM on Friday, August 24.

Please forward this message to as many friends and family as you can or phone them so we can accumulate as much food as possible.

The collection points we currently have are:
  • Peoples State Bank, Soldiers Grove;
  • Bluedog Cycles, Viroqua;
  • Cashton Mercantile, Cashton;
  • George Wilbur Attorney/Celeste Gibson Office, LaFarge;
  • Crooked River Resort, Readstown;
  • Westby House, Westby;
  • L & M BP, Wauzeka.

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If nothing else, keep the people out there in your thoughts, as it's supposed to keep raining (thunderstorms likely) at least through Friday. Thanks!

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