We are immensely grateful for the heroic efforts of the first responders and firefighters who worked tirelessly to protect our community.
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, our community faced yet another major event when a large structure fire broke out next to our co-op at the rk Miles lumberyard. Read more about the incident here.
We want to express our profound relief that no one was injured, and that the fire did not spread to our co-op building. Immense gratitude goes out to our staff and shoppers for their quick thinking, ensuring a safe evacuation. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the heroic and tireless efforts of the first responders and firefighters who valiantly protected our community, including the Co-op’s building. Our thoughts and support are with rk Miles during these challenging times.
While we are still evaluating the damage to the outside of our building and structures, the swift reopening of the Co-op’s doors would not have been possible without the incredible support of our community.
We wholeheartedly appreciate the first responders and firefighters from Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, East Montpelier, Middlesex, Montpelier, Morrisville, Northfield, Plainfield, Waterbury, and Worcester. Our sincere thanks extend to Green Mountain Power, Tanner Electric, and New England Air for their prompt response in getting our systems back up and running. We’re deeply grateful to Community Harvest of Central Vermont for their swift action in picking up perishable products for charitable distribution. Our profound gratitude goes to Consolidated Communications for their steadfast dedication to restoring our phone and fiber lines. Finally, a heartfelt thank you to our dedicated staff for their unwavering support in reopening our community’s co-op.
To our community, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your outpouring of support. In times of adversity, our community has displayed remarkable resilience and unity. It’s in these challenging moments that the true spirit of cooperation shines.