Rhinebeck Responds is a citizen-run effort to recruit volunteers, identify needs, and facilitate community service. We are coordinating our work with Town and Village government, local civic agencies, local churches, and with our neighbors in surrounding communities.

Rhinebeck Responds is a citizen-run effort to recruit volunteers, identify neeeds, and faciliate community service. We are coordinating our work with with Town and Village government, local civic agencies, local churches, and with our neighbors in surrounding communities.

Local Links

We have collected and organized online information from  Rhinebeck Village, Town and Dutchess County. 

We have three local food banks: two in Rhinebeck, one in Red Hook that can provide food assistance, no questions asked.

Business owners will need help getting through the Covid-19 crisis.  We will collect post information and, when possible, assist with grant and loan applications.

Roundtable for Small Businesses

The burden of monthly commercial rent when you are
earning little or no revenue poses a challenge for every small business.
What can you do?

“Negotiating Commercial Rents in the time of Covid-19”

Tuesday, May 12, 9:30 – 10:30 am

More than 40 business owners participagted in a free Zoom seminar
open to all small businesses in Rhinebeck and Red Hook.

 This session featured Linda Kagan, a corporate and litigation attorney in Rhinebeck and New York City, discussing creative options to freeze, waive, or reduce commercial rents.

Latest Posts

  • Applications Now Open for ‘Dutchess Responds Fund’ Grants available to support nonprofit organizations meeting vital community needs during Coronavirus pandemic Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Exec

  • Volunteers and members of the Steering Committee from Rhinebeck Responds have been soliciting and delivering donations of food to the front line staff at Ferncliff Home off River Road. Starting in the

  •   Our community is doing great work in this time of COVID… but we need help spreading the word. Yes, we have social media and Mayor Bassett’s monthly newsletter, yet those who need the help most

  • Join us for Rhinebeck Chamber’s Virtual Sidewalk Sale   May 15 through May 17 (Friday – Sunday) A new way to help you shop our stores. Take a look at the latest from our merchants and

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