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A wrecked home in the town of Keene. Photo: Susan Waters
A wrecked home in the town of Keene. Photo: Susan Waters

Adirondack foundation a conduit for Irene relief funds

Following last year's Tropical Storm Irene, a community foundation based in Lake Placid stepped forward to serve as the clearing house for private philanthropy, helping residents and businesses in Keene and Jay devastated by floodwaters from the AuSable River.

To date, the Adirondack Community Trust reports that it has received $800,000 in gifts from more than 1,320 donors from across the country. All of that money has been distributed so far, and donations are still rolling in.

Through partnerships with the Keene Flood Recovery Fund and Jay Irene Flood Relief Fund, ACT has awarded 204 grants to 104 homes, 14 businesses and four civic organizations.  Go to full article

Commentary: A time for giving... locally

The end of the year is a busy time - holidays to plan for. Travel. Celebrations. It's also a natural time for reflection, and thinking ahead, for trying to make a difference. Cali Brooks works in philanthropy, in the Adirondacks. That's where her thoughts are as 2009 closes.  Go to full article

North Country Charities Face Lean Times

It's been a tough year for many non-profits in the North Country. Charities have seen their investments dwindle, as the stock market spiraled downward. Donors are writing fewer checks - and the checks they are writing often promise fewer dollars. Brian Mann sat down this week with Cali Brooks, head of the Adirondack Community Trust. He found that many groups are trying to hold to their mission, despite shrinking bank accounts.  Go to full article

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