April 25, 2017

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Roof fund-raising a success

The Williston area is such a generous community! The art sale held two weeks ago raised $1,500—some buyers saw the notice in the Observer (“Art sale fundrasier,” Sept. 19) and one person made an anonymous gift. When added to other financial donations, the funding for roof repairs was reached. The single mom, supporting three while fighting cancer, just called to say the roof was done. “I’m speechless. I’ve been crying all day.” She added that, as the two roofers pounded nails at their own speed, her daughter had shouted up, “Get the rhythm, boys! Get the rhythm.”

Thank you so much for answering the need.

— Nancy Stone,



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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