Who We Are and What We Do.
The Mad River Valley Interfaith Council (MRVIC) is a volunteer organization made up of representatives of various local faith groups as well as members at large. The purpose of the MRVIC is to enhance the quality of life for Mad River Valley residents in need by providing: food, financial help to meet emergency expenses, support programs, and other charitable activities. (The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.)
The MRVIC provides financial assistance in a variety of ways within the Mad River Valley. Through the emergency assistance program, the group has helped with funding for transportation, utilities, housing, and other needs. Additionally, MRVIC is a funding partner of Free Wheelin’, which provides rides to medical appointments, shopping and much more.
With the generous contributions of our community members and visitors, MRVIC meets the growing needs of our community. We are able to keep up with the increased number of neighbors who visit the food pantry each month as well as the dramatic jump in food prices.
This past November, MRVIC provided Thanksgiving food for 97 families, representing 436 people. On a similar note, through the Joys of the Season program, we provided vouchers to families for holiday shopping at local stores, which benefited over 100 children.
In response to the loss of socialization during COVID, and to help both parents and children, MRVIC launched the Summer FUNd program in collaboration with the MRV Community Fund, this year helping 81 local children enjoy a summer camp experience.
This is what MRVIC provides for our community.
We are currently seeking funds to help us keep up the services we provide to help our neighbors. Please join us by sending as generous a donation as you can to MRVIC, P.O. Box 342, Waitsfield, VT 05673. You can also donate through the button below.