While CCOutdoorStore.com--located outside of Waterbury village--was spared the ravages of Tropical Storm Irene, many of our friends, neighbors, and loyal customers were not. Our store staff responded immediately and have been volunteering every day since devastating flooding wrought havoc on our community. With the exception of the first day after the flood, we've managed a skeleton staff to keep our store going while we have rolled up our sleeves volunteering to help others.
The human and physical costs of this natural disaster remain to be tallied but for one snapshot of this event you can check out this story.
While work is ongoing trying to organize to rebuild the approximate 200 homes and businesses ruined by Irene, folks wanting to donate to provide funds directly to needy families can do so online thru the Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund. (The button is tricky to find, but is on the bottom of the page.)
Finally updating our blog three weeks after the Irene disaster is one of many steps we'll need to take as we try to return to some semblance of normalcy.