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Many ways to help Irene victims

September 8, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Lake Placid News hurricane special will help storm victims

LAKE PLACID - This week the Sept. 9, 2011 edition of the Lake Placid News will have a special 12-page supplement displaying photos of the damage caused by the tropical storm, which was downgraded from Hurricane Irene.

Photos show devastating destruction by air and by land of Keene, Keene Valley, Jay and other areas of the North Country.

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Paul Varga of WSLP broadcasts live Wednesday from Price Chopper in Lake Placid, where donations of food, supplies, clothing and other goods were being given for shipment to victims of Tropical Storm Irene in AuSable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene and Keene Valley. Crews from Curtis Lumber and Rice Furniture were busy helping to load the goods onto trucks for delivery.
(Photo for the Enterprise — Richard Rosentreter)

The supplement will be included free to those who purchase the Sept. 9 Lake Placid News. It will also be sold separately for $1 and the money will be donated to the victims of the storm through the Adirondack Community Trust in Lake Placid.

If you would like to purchase a copy, please stop by the Lake Placid News on 6179 Sentinel Road, Lake Placid or the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, 54 Broadway, Saranac Lake. For those who would like it mailed, add an additional $1 for postage to Hurricane 2011, P.O. Box 318, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.


Keene Flood Recovery Fund is accepting donations

KEENE - The Keene Community Trust and Adirondack Community Trust have partnered to raise money to help people who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Irene.

The Keene Flood Recovery Fund will help pay for recovery and rebuilding needs that aren't covered by insurance, federal aid or people's work.

"Our goal is to help people as quickly as we can," said Jim Herman, president of the Keene Community Trust. "We have put together a simple application form, a process that is transparent, a method of confirming that funds are spent as intended, and a referral system to insure that people know where to go for the right assistance. Every person in our town is valuable. Local shopkeepers, waiters and farmers also serve as volunteers for the fire department, libraries, the church vestry and on the boards of local civic, educational and cultural intuitions. Our town can't survive without them."

Contributions can be made to: ACT/Keene Flood Recovery Fund and mailed to: Adirondack Community Trust, c/o Melissa Eisinger P.O. Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946 or online at:


Festival of Colors will raise money for Irene victims' aid

WILMINGTON - This year's Festival of the Colors is being dedicated to the town of Jay and town of Keene residents who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Irene.

The Whiteface Region Business and Tourism Center is donating all of the money collected from the vendor booth spaces to this cause, and people can also donate at the Visitors' Bureau booth at the festival. Checks can be made out to WRBTC and on the memo line, write "IRENE."

This free event will be held on Springfield Road in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. There will be live entertainment, kids' activities, vendor displays of arts/crafts, photography, food and more.

For more information call 518-946-2255.


Rummage sale at Will Rogers will help Red Cross

SARANAC LAKE - From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Saranac Village at Will Rogers will hold a rummage sale with all proceeds going to benefit the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York has been accepting donations to help those community residents in the area who were impacted by Tropical Storm Irene.

Items for sale include clothing, books, games and puzzles, household items, furniture and more. The sale will be held in the Great Room.

For more information, contact Amy Coddington-Burnett or Hannah Marlow at 518-891-7117.



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