Those of us lucky enough to escape Irene's viciousness are eager to help others out but in most cases we have no access to affected areas yet. Washed out roads are being re-built but makeshift temporary access is only available to road crews and emergency vehicles.
In the meantime, businesses are eager to get back to work. The vast majority of woodworkers, furniture makers, retailers, hotels, inns and restaurants are ready, willing and able to serve you today. Please don't hesitate to patronize Vermont businesses. They still offer some of the best quality goods, services and experiences in the world. And the sooner they get back up and on their feet, the sooner they can help the rest of Vermont recover from Irene. So come have a good time in Vermont! Buy your favorite, American made furniture, ice cream, cheese, maple syrup and more. Be a part of our recovery. Thanks from all of us!