(August 17, 2021) The Vermont Humane Federation (VHF), of which the Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (VDART) is a member, needs your help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm® to help improve the lives of animals here in Vermont. Starting August 18 at 12:00am ET, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com.
The VHF and its member agencies have until August 27 at 11:59pm ET to rally votes and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. On September 29, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at www.neighborhoodassist.com and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.
This grant would support three critical initiatives benefiting animals throughout the state: immediate delivery of food and supplies to pets, expansion of affordable wellness services to more pet households, and the creation of a uniform training program for investigators of animal cruelty. Supporters can vote for VHF directly at this link: https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2039079
“VDART has been focused on providing pet food to food insecure pet families throughout the state during the pandemic,” said VDART Board chair Joanne Bourbeau. “This grant would allow us to help even more animals and people who continue to be negatively impacted by this disaster. No one should ever have to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their pets.”
State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists from 2,000 submissions.
The Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (VDART) was established to strengthen and support the state’s capacity to respond to animal needs in the event of a disaster. Learn more at www.VermontDART.org and www.Facebook.com/VermontDART.