Chris Zizza, president of C+R Flooring, started the Friends of the Valley Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting hurricane relief efforts in the Deerfield Valley area of Vermont and the open house was a fundraiser to benefit the Foundation.
at open house - lo-rez
speaks at the event
Chris Zizza, president of C&R Flooring - headquartered in Needham, MA, with a second location in downtown Wilmington, is spearheading an ambitious effort to raise awareness and funds to help rebuild the downtown Wilmington area.
With the help of friends and neighbors in Massachusetts, New York and Vermont, he
founded The Friends
of the Valley Foundation. Through multiple fundraising efforts, Zizza
and the foundation hope to raise enough to rebuild a number of businesses, starting with the North Star Bowl and Community Center, which was completely destroyed.
North Star Bowl was one of the Wilmington's residents and visitors most frequented and loved venues.
"Once these storms come and go, many of us forget about what happened and the people effected who are right in our own back yard," states Zizza
also lost his
Wilmington business in the storm. Irene left the Deerfield Valley area of Vermont in shambles, after the state experienced it's most massive flooding since 1933.
"We already have received so much positive feedback on what we plan to do," states Zizza