As part of a shift in its donation policy, Vermont Coffee Company conducted two local fundraisers for area homeless shelters over the past week. We are directing our resources towards helping our neighbors, said Paul Ralston, owner of the company. Over back-to-back weekends, a total of $667 was raised for the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) and the John Graham Emergency Shelter. Ralston topped up that amount to an even $1,000.Staff from Vermont Coffee Company traveled to events at Burlington s City Hall Park and Castleton College and served iced-coffee shakes to attendees. Donations were collected in these Shaking for Shelter promotions. According to Deborah Bouton, Community Service Director at COTS, even small donations are important. For as little as $15, we can provide a night of emergency shelter for an adult or pay for a credit report that may help a family get an apartment, she said. For Elizabeth Ready, Executive Director of the John Graham Shelter, local fundraising is critical to their continued success. This economy not only increases the needs of our clients, it makes it more difficult for us to get enough funds from our traditional sources, she said.Information on raising money with coffee fundraisers is available at vermontcoffeecompany.com.
Breaking News: Emergency services are currently attending the scene of a serious two-car collision on the main road between Cresslough and Termon.Two ambulances, Gardaí and Fire service personnel are at the scene of the crash which is causing severe traffic delays in the area.Many cars have been forced to turnaround due to the collision and have taken other alternative routes available to them. The two vehicles were involved in a nasty head-on collision.Fire services have had to cut free a passenger from one of the vehicles due to the severity of the accident.Those injured have been taken to hospital and it is not yet known if anyone has been seriously injured in the accident.Gardaí are continuing to survey the scene and both vehicles have not yet been removed from the scene. Gardaí are expecting delays to continue for another while until the scene is cleared up and are advising motorists to avoid the area if at all possible.We’ll have more on this story as more details of the crash emerge.BREAKING NEWS: EMERGENCY SERVICES AT THE SCENE OF A SERIOUS TWO-CAR COLLISION was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentambulanceEmergencyGardaiHead-onHome-page NewsSerious collisionTwo-Car