Judy Greenberg

To support and to be supportive

Laura Chapman and her colleagues at Groundworks make the seasonal shelter run smoothly

I have long been an admirer of the Groundworks Collaborative - but never more than during this debilitating COVID-19 pandemic.

Groundworks was established in 2015 following the merger of two well-established organizations: the Brattleboro Area Drop-in Center and Morningside Shelter (the two having previously been in existence for 27 and 36 years, respectively). It now provides ongoing support to families and individuals facing the full continuum of housing and food insecurities in the greater Brattleboro area.

The Reformer and The Commons have kept us well informed about the extraordinary efforts being made by Groundworks to help meet the needs of particularly disadvantaged members of our community.

And I was inspired to further capture this organization's compassion by interviewing Laura Chapman, the Groundworks Shelter administrative coordinator - and, accordingly, shine a yet-brighter light on the passion that the Groundworks staff and volunteers bring to their work every single day.

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Circus school thanks donors

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the New England Center for Circus Arts, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all the help, hard work and donations we received towards our fundraiser at the Vermont Welcome Center on Sept. 17. So many of...

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