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How You Can Help

The outpouring of thoughts and concern for our Adirondack communities has been amazing! I know many of you would like to help out, so here is some information on where you can send donations.


Keene Flood Recovery Fund

The Keene Community Trust, in partnership with the Adirondack Community Trust, has launched a Flood Recovery Fund to assist the residents, seasonal residents and business owners of Town of Keene, NY (including the hamlets of Keene, Keene Valley and St. Huberts) recover from the flood damage resulting from Tropical Storm Irene. A special account has been established to receive contributions for distribution for those in need.

“People are hurting. Many have suffered catastrophic losses, including destruction of their homes and businesses furniture, cars, clothing and other personal item. Local farmers lost their crops and store owners found their inventory covered in mud. This fund will provide immediate assistance to help the people of our community get back on their feet while government agencies work on rebuilding infrastructure. Down the road, we have a firehouse to rebuild and re-equip and a library to repair.

Contributions can be made out to: ACT/ Keene Flood Recovery Fund

And mailed to:

Adirondack Community Trust
PO Box 288
Lake Placid, NY 12946

For further information contact Melissa Eisinger at 518-523-9904

Town of Keene

You can also send donations directly to the Town of Keene at:

Town of Keene
P.O. Box 89
Keene, NY 12942

For more information, call: 518-576-4444

Keene Volunteer Fire Department

The Keene Volunteer Fire Department can also use your help. They will need to rebuild their fire hall and replace equipment lost in the storm.

You can send donations to:

Keene Fire Department
PO Box 136
Keene, NY 12942

An account has also been set up at NBT banks. You can stop by any NBT bank and let them know you would like to make a donation to the Keene Volunteer Fire Department and they should be able to make that happen.

Town of Jay Irene Relief Fund

Flood Relief Fund for the towns of AuSable Forks, Upper Jay and Jay.

Contributions can be made out to: Town of Jay Irene Relief Fund

And can be mailed to:

Town of Jay
P.O. Box 730
AuSable Forks, NY 12912

Donations can also be dropped off at the Community Center on School Lane, AuSable Forks.

The Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay

The Library in Upper Jay sustained damage in the storm.

An effort is underway to rebuild the children’s section, which was hit particularly hard.

If you would to help out you can donate money or donate books.

Donate Money

Make checks out to: Wells Memorial Library

Mail checks to:

Wells Memorial Library
P.O. Box 57
Upper Jay, NY 12987

Donate Books

Donate a new, hardcover children’s book. Picture books are needed most. They were all destroyed except the five waiting to be re-shelved and those that were signed out to homes that didn’t get flooded.

Send books to:

Wells Memorial Library
12230 State Route 9N
Upper Jay, NY 12987

Or contact local independent bookseller The Bookstore Plus at 518-523-2950 to purchase books for donation and/or contribute to a library gift card.

(photo from Along the Ausable)

Come Visit Us and Support Local Business!!

For those of you who can not make the trip, contributing money to one of the above funds is a great way to help out. But if you can visit, please do! These areas are accessible, and open for business. They can use your support.


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