MAD RIVER VALLEY VOLUNTEER RESPONSE TEAM

We are a group of community members working in collaboration to ensure that we can navigate these unsettling times anchored to one another in support. This site has been designed to help streamline information to offer assistance and support to any community member in need. We will continue to maintain this website and work on associated projects for as long as needed. You can find ongoing updates about supports available in the Valley Reporter and on our Facebook page. If you or anyone you know could use some help please see the links below, send an email to mrvolunteerresponse@gmail.com or call 802-496-8965.

Click above to sign-up to be a volunteer. The form will ask you if you are interested in being contacted about shopping, emotional support, pet care and/or technical assistance.

Click above if you would like assistance from a neighbor. This would be to receive support with shopping, emotional support, pet care and/or technical assistance.

MRV Food Shelf

Tuesday 10-12 pm

Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Saturday 10 - 12 pm

The Mad River Valley Food Shelf is located at Evergreen Place, at 5308 Main Street (Rte 100) in Waitsfield, Vermont

Masks Required

Visitors and 2nd Home Owners Shopping Initiative

To help visitors and part-time residents be compliant with the State of Vermont Guidelines, the Mad River Valley Volunteer Response Team will connect you with a volunteer to shop, inform and assist during the recommended 7 or 14 days. For more information, please contact us at 802-496-8965. State of Vermont guidelines for travelers are listed here. Please be advised this initiative is for 2nd homeowners and long-term visitors.

Everyone Eats is an awesome program that engages local restaurants to make to-go meals for anyone who has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis due to unemployment, underemployment, or other challenges (so basically everyone)! This program is available thanks through special CARES Act funds made available to Vermonters. Click here for more details!

Learn about the MRV Community Resilience project here.

Mad River Valley Resource List

Below are links to various resources around the Mad River Valley. If there is anything you would like to update or see added, please email us: mrvolunteerresponse@gmail.com

GENERAL INFORMATION


FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • Mad River Community Fund 802-496-3638 info@mrvcommunityfund.org The MRVCF created a short form application in response to a variety of Covid- 19 concerns and challenges we face as a community. In an effort to bridge the gap between layoffs and receipt of unemployment benefits we have created an expedited financial support process. Submit Form Here


FOOD ASSISTANCE


MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING RESOURCES


PHARMACIES

  • Kinney Drugs 802-244-8458 (Waterbury) Waterbury branch is delivering prescriptions Wednesdays and Fridays at no charge if you have a prescription. $2 fee if no prescription.


GROCERS (Non-restaurant) OFFERING CURBSIDE PICKUP OR DELIVERY


HARDWARE AND HOME SUPPLIES

  • Kenyon’s 802-496-3922 Place order over phone, pay, curbside pickup. 8-4 M-F, 10-4 Sat.

  • Bisbees 802-496-3635 Place order over phone, pay, curbside pickup OR delivery. 8-3 M-F only.


WIFI

  • Dept of Public Service Statewide Hotspot Map A map of public buildings in Vermont where WiFi with access to the internet is publicly available. These sites are accessible at all hours from a parked vehicle on the road or parking lot.

  • HUUSD Local Wifi Locations At these spots you should be able to connect outside the building or within the safety of your car.


HOMESCHOOLING AND ACTIVITIES


SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

  • Moretown United Methodist Church 802-496-8934

  • Waitsfield United Church of Christ 802-496-3065 info@waitsfieldchurch.org Service Times: Zoom Video: Live, Sunday mornings 10am Here’s the link: https://zoom.us/j/5729925681. PASSWORD REQUIRED AS OF 4/5/20: 948036. Zoom Audio (only): For this option dial 929-205-6099 and then enter our meeting code 5729925681#. MRVTV: broadcasting worship live on channel 44/244 Sundays 10am, and airing re-runs throughout the week.

  • The Warren United Church 802-496-2713 Currently closed with the exception of AA meetings: Fridays 7:00pm. The MRV Interfaith Council is here for you if you need to talk. Find information on this website. See their Facebook page, also, for information on watching church online.

  • Community of The Crucified One VT 802-231-4028 frleob@gmail.com Live streaming worship services.


PERSONAL PROTECTION


ADDICTION - ONLINE MEETINGS


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • Circle If you are in danger and experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault, please contact our local organization: Circle’s hotline 1-877-543-9498, or the US National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224.


SUICIDE PREVENTION