Or mail your check, payable to HOWL, to: HOWL, PO Box 53, Huntington, VT 05462
Help Save the Farmhouse!
Huntington Open Women’s Land, “HOWL”, has existed for over 30 years. In that time, we’ve been through many changes, and through it all, our land has stayed open for all women and girls. Today we still find that a place where women can congregate, collaborate, grow, and create, amidst the beauty of Vermont, is a precious and unique resource.
After 30+ years, we want to ensure that our foundation is stable… literally and figuratively.
In order to do that, we need to maintain our aging, historic farmhouse. This house provides space for our wonderful resident caretakers, who maintain the facilities and welcome women to HOWL. This small farmhouse needs foundational help! The streams from the mountains that keep our meadows green are also streaming through our basement! We need to help these waters flow around our house and not through it.
We have worked with professionals and now we have a plan – but we need your help to stem the tide. We have a proposal from a contractor that will solve this problem, and help save energy too. By saving the foundation, we save HOWL!
Our first step will be to install gutters on the house, to prevent rainwater from getting down into the basement. This work is scheduled for mid-September.
The next step will be basement waterproofing. Details of the project include:
- Sump pump
- Trench drain around the perimeter
- Drainage matting on floor
- Thick vapor barrier on floor and walls
- Spray foam insulation at rim joist
Here’s a “Before and After”, showing typical results. Our basement looks a lot like the one on the left!
Photo credit: Matt Clark’s Northern Basement Systems
The combined estimate for all of this work is $20,000. We need your help to fund this project. Please consider a donation of any amount to help support HOWL… literally!
You can donate online here. Or send a check to:
HOWL, PO Box 53, Huntington, VT 05462
HOWL is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization and donations are fully tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting HOWL!
The HOWL Collective (Cindy, Glo, Lani, Michele and Stephie)
HOWL is the women. HOWL is the land. HOWL is all of us, and what we can create here. Your donation helps to build on HOWL’s 30-year legacy of programs and activities that connect, empower and inspire all women. Anything you are able to share is greatly appreciated! Since HOWL is a 100% volunteer-run organization, 100% of your donation goes to essential projects and programs. HOWL is a 501-c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible.