Firetruck Pull To Benefit Vermont Gay And Transgender Youth

Firetruck Pull To Benefit Outright VT

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Thirteen teams attempted to pull a 40,000 pound truck to help gay and transgender youth in Vermont.

 

The 14th annual Fire Truck Pull was held Saturday on Church Street in Burlington.

 

The goal was to raise $50,000 for Outright Vermont, an organization that works on behalf of people who are “queer, trans and questioning.”

 

“I think it's so critical for folks to be able to walk into a room where they are in community with other peers who get what it's like to be them,” said Dana Kaplan, executive director of Outright Vermont. “I think it's easy to take that for granted if you are just used to having that all the time. We want to break that level of isolation that people can feel."

 

Proceeds go to social support groups, residential summer camp and groups for families and caregivers.


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