Red Cross Fundraiser Nets $46,000, More Funds Needed

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A special fundraising drive for the American Red Cross chapter covering Vermont and part of New Hampshire has raised more than $46,000. But the agency says that with the recent spate of disasters in the region, more is needed.

Red Cross officials say two Burlington-area television stations ran special fundraising promotions Wednesday night and drew many donations, including more than $12,000 from Casella Waste and $10,000 from the New England Federal Credit Union.

Doug Bishop, director of community partnerships and education with the organization’s office in Burlington, says recent troubles began when the Brooks House, a 60-unit apartment building in Brattleboro burned in mid-April, followed by flooding in several parts of the state.

Bishop says the fundraising was a big help, but more is needed.

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