Banding together for support
Woodstock took a big hit with this week's storms. Many homes were damaged and several businesses suffered extreme losses. The heart of the village is fine and most businesses are open, including us.
But the village's water system was damaged. There was no water for two days as two major supply lines were severed. One was patched but the other is still broken so they are running fire hoses from hydrant to hydrant so there is water flowing. The bad news is the water through the hoses isn't safe for consumption or even washing dishes but people can shower and flush toilets. Of course without consumable water restaurants are closed until the water is safe.
It is a tough time but Woodstock and the surrounding area has been through worse and the community is banding together to support those who need it. At at time like this many people tend to think about what they can do to help. There is a great Woodstock based organization, the Woodstock Community Trust, and they have created The HUB to support people in need around the region. It started after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the area in 2011 and is a great way to help people now after this storm. Please go to https://woodstockcommunitytrust.org/current-projects/the-hub.html find ways to volunteer or donate. Every little bit helps.
And don't hesitate coming to Woodstock and the surrounding area soon to support the businesses. Be sure to eat in Woodstock once the water is properly flowing.