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Imagine attending your brother’s wedding or your mother’s funeral and not being able to understand a thing that took place because it is all spoken, and you can’t hear.

Imagine having to worry about the costs of interpreters when you may be having a hard time meeting the expenses of a wedding or a funeral. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not cover interpreter expenses for such occasions. The Yolande Henry Community Fund provides sign language interpreters for these important life events in Vermont and is made up entirely of individual donations.

Please consider buying 1 or 5 raffle tickets to help keep this necessary Fund alive! Drawing will take place LIVE on Facebook on Saturday, May 6 from Smugglers Notch, Vermont.

Tickets will put you in drawing for all 3 prizes (i.e., tickets cannot be bought for just one basket)

Prizes include: a Vermont Made Basket, an Art Basket and a Vermont Getaway Weekend.

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VIRS is a non-profit organization that provides statewide sign language interpreter referral services for settings such as medical, legal, mental health, employment, educational, civil and recreational; anything in which a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person needs to communicate with someone who doesn’t know sign language.

If you are a business or organization that needs to find an interpreter, please call us at 802-254-3920 or email us at virs@sover.net. You can also click on “Hiring and Working with an Interpreter” on the left for more information.

If you are Deaf and want to see pictures of Vermont Interpreters, fill out your interpreter preferences or find out about the Yolande Henry Community Fund, click on “Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People” on the left.

Or, you can call us on the VP at 802-275-0104 to ask any questions or talk to us about any issues you have.

Vermont Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS)

28 Vernon Street - Third Floor Brattleboro, VT 05301

802 254-3920 / 800 639-1519

A Program of the Vermont Center for Independent Living www.vcil.org

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