High Ledge Farm Relief Effort
On April 9th, in a devastating fire, Kate Camilletti and Paul
Betz lost their home in Woodbury, VT, along with personal belongings and
their farming business. High Ledge Farm is well known
in the area as producers of wonderful organic produce. There has been a
great outpouring of support for them since the fire, and this web page
will provide everyone with updated information and ways in which people
(photo: Jeb Wallace-Brodeur /TIMES ARGUS)
Please check back often if you are planning on donating anything as the list of needs will be regularly updated. At this time the family no longer needs any more clothes donations. Thank you.
Note From Paul & Kate (6/1)
Greetings friends, we are blessed by your ongoing support. As we remain in temporary housing we cannot use the numerous offerings of furniture, appliances, etc. We are waiting for the permitting process to run its course. As soon as we can, we will build an apartment in my pottery studio. We will live there for a year or so, while we rebuild the house and other farm buildings. So eventually, we will respond to your generous offers individually. I am making notes on what we will need, and have read many offers of such items. Thank you for being patient. The wheel turns. Somehow it manages to turn slowly and with lightening speed simultaneously. Go figure…
(5/27) Note from Paul & Kate:
We are getting caught up on field work, and are beginning to site some greenhouses. Our plan of having a tomato house up by June 1 was optimistic, but we will hopefully have one up soon.
(5/12) Note from Paul & Kate:
(4/29) Note from Paul & Kate:
Time is very slippery for me these days, and I have no real sense of its passing. It seems like the fire happened five months ago. Thanks for all your support. We are truly blessed, and are being carried by your good thoughts and prayers. All our best."
Paul & Kate
(4/23) Pie & Dessert Social Benefit for Paul & Kate - Saturday, May 9th at 6:00 PM
Thanks to all who came out and participated!!
We are also looking for any pictures people may have of Paul, Kate, and their two children. Almost all of their family pictures were destroyed in the fire, and while those can't be replaced, we'd love to collect other pictures for them. You can send digitial copies to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can bring your pictures by the High Mowing Organic Seeds' office and we can scan them.
Leave a note for Paul and Kate or the Relief Team helping them out:
Your information will be passed on to the appropriate contact person, and you will be contacted regarding how and when your help will be needed. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your support!