BURLINGTON The Champlain Housing Trust launched its annual Community Campaign last week. The campaign, organized each year since the early 1990s, aims to recruit over 100 volunteers to make 6,000 phone calls to local households. The Campaigns goal this year is $50,000. Community support is the backbone of our organization, said L. Randolph Amis, president of the board of directors. It is the communitys engagement that gives us relevance and accountability, and for that we are grateful. The campaign is being underwritten by New England Federal Credit Union, which sponsored the design, printing and mailing costs of an appeal that is mailed to households throughout northwestern Vermont. Several NEFCU staff are also volunteering during the Campaign. I personally support the Champlain Housing Trust because I couldnt imagine our communities without the opportunity provided by their permanently affordable homes, added Bill Desautels of RE/MAX North Professionals, who is leading this years Campaign. The campaign is also supported by dozens of local business that provide food and prizes for volunteer callers. Calling began Oct. 27 and runs Monday through Thursday for two weeks. People interested in volunteering should contact Julia Curry at 802-660-3710 extension 23 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations may be made online at www.champlainhousingtrust.org/donate. The Champlain Housing Trust is a community land trust that supports strong, vital communities in northwest Vermont through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable homes and community assets. Over 2,100 families and individuals live in trust homes.