Farm Field Cleanup Update
Our efforts this past weekend achieved some help for a couple of fields in a couple of counties.
There are still many farm fields that have debris from either the tornadoes of Dec. 11 or Jan. 1 that will impede crop planting. Several of the counties that we have been most active in have expressed the importance of assisting the impacted farmers.
Given those needs, we have extended the opportunity for field cleanup through the last weekend in May. Even though the opportunities have been extended, the need is still urgent and the earlier we can help, the better for the farmers.
We will continue to coordinate with local churches and Long-Term Recovery Groups in the impacted counties.
Let me stress, this is not just for the declared disaster areas but for any area that has storm damage from the December and January storms.
If your church has a team or teams that would be interested in participating, please use the online form to register. You will be put in contact with a local volunteer coordinator to confirm the details of the job and answer any additional questions. The form has been updated to include a choice for a weekend. The form is located here:
This is an opportunity for youth groups to be involved as well as adults. I would recommend middle-school or older with hard-toed shoes, gloves, and other appropriate clothing and protective equipment.
Your team will be forwarded to a local coordinator, who will contact the team leader to confirm arrangements.
If you are aware of farmers needing help who are not in a declared county or have not put in a request to a local LTRG, speak to them and if they would like us to try to find help for them, fill out the form located below.
Pray about it, talk with your friends and neighbors, and decide how you may be part of this effort.