Friday, October 7, 2011

Irene's Flood Damage to Vermont Family Farms and How You Can Help

This is an animation I made for about Irene's flood damage to the Liberty Hill Farm in Rochester VT-- the town next to the town that I grew up in. Please share and please come visit B&B's like this one in central VT to help family businesses recover from Irene (The Kennett's lost more than $125,000 in crop damage and loss of milk revenue from the flooding and they claim they are one of the "lucky farms").

The score for this non-fiction animated short is by Clifton Hyde. He took the melody from songs that he wrote while helping his family in Mississippi recover from Hurricane Katrina.

How can you help people like the Kennetts at Liberty Hill Farm? Spread the word about the "I VT NY" benefit concert that my friends and I have organized for this Monday, October 10th. Go to our website to see all the amazing things that will happen that night which include a headlining performance by Amanda Palmer a special guest appearance by Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul & Mary (and other surprise guests); a silent auction which includes three Burton snowboards, season passes to Sugarbush mountain, and lots of amazing original art; a huge table of maple syrup products for sale provided by Deep Mountain Maple co.; and the whole evening is presented by Blue Man Group NYC. There are so many Vermonters in the cast and crew of BMG NYC that the majority of our theater's community is volunteering to help the Brooklyn Bowl run the event. Please come! Please bring your friends! and Please donate generously to help out Vermont! All proceeds from the evening are being donated to the Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund and the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund

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