Our next planned trip is November 5th in Arcadia to rollup our sleeves and help a 4-H goat family get their goat project back up and going. We are all volunteers - the amount of good we do is dependent upon donations.
PHOTOS FROM PRIOR HURRICANES OUR VOLUNTEERS HAVE HELPED WITH
TIME TO FUNDRAISE - HAND UP HURRICANE IAN FUNDRAISER . Group of volunteers young and old organized by Stephanie Collins that give a hand up and not just a hand out to 4-H, FFA and YLPA families after hurricanes. The name was inspired by one of the youth who has helped our all volunteer team with hurricane Irma and Michael. One day he looked up at his mom and said, " We give a hand up, not just a hand out!" Our first project day is in Manatee County Oct 15th to help a 4-H family. We plan to build paddock and cover for a 4-H youth's dairy project. From what we learned this family lost almost everything. After that, we plan to do a November 5th Hand Up Day and a couple Hand UP Days during Thanksgiving week in other locations. BUT!!! WE NEED FUNDS FOR SUPPLIES TO HELP! Here is summary of what our volunteers do: After Hurricane Irma, Stephanie Collins with Ag News Today LLC organized a group of volunteers who want to help agricultural youth ( 4-H and FFA) and their families by not only dropping off donations but also rolling up their sleeves and helping in a hands on way. As one youth said, "Giving a hand up, not just a handout." This group of organized volunteers has helped 4-H and FFA families as far south as Miami with Hurricane Irma and north in the Panhandle with Hurricane Michael. While we do make donation drop-offs, one of our goals is to help youth get their livestock projects back up and going. This fundraiser is so we can help after Hurricane Ian. Funds would go towards helping purchase chainsaws, post-hole augers, various fencing materials, tools, lumber, gloves, show supplies lost, feed, hay and more to help these families. Donations would give our volunteers the tools to roll up their sleeves, stretch fences, build lean twos for livestock, clear debris, drop off supplies and more. Our group of volunteers hopes to help some of the 4-H, FFA and Youth Leaders in Production Agriculture families impacted by Hurricane Ira, but we need your help to purchase supplies. VARIETY OF WAYS YOU CAN DONATE EITHER FUNDS OR SUPPLIES.
Check made out to Ag News Today - mail to Ag News Today 4500 Pippin Road Plant City, FL 33567 - make note - for hurricane Ian relief - If you mail check let me know so I can watch for it, as mail can be slow.
Call Lay's Western Wear and Feed Lakeland, FL - we set up an account. You can put dollar donations in the account or tell them what you would like to purchase - (863) 646-1003
Crossroads Ace Hardware Lithia , FL - we have set up an account here too. They have a hardware AND feed store. You can put dollar donation on the account or tell them what you would like to purchase. (813) 737-9223
5. Donation of goods and supplies - Our volunteer team is scattered around the State of Florida. If you would like to donate physical items like tin, rolls of fencing, fence posts etc..- text me at 813-763-2317 and I'll get you in touch with a team member you can drop off with. Above are the ONLY ways you can give toward our cause. Donations made directly to 4-H will not come to us. 6. If you would like to join us in volunteering as we can always use extra helping hands send me a PM or text 813-763-2317 Photos are from past hurricanes the volunteer team has helped with.
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AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST Stephanie Collins - formerly Farmer Ag Journalist of the Year by Florida Farm Bureau Florida FFA Honorary Degree Florida Friend of 4-H Twice Florida 4-H Hall of Fame Nominee and many other awards! - SEE " ABOUT PAGE " FOR DETAILS. Covering Agriculture, 4-H and FFA Stories from around the web, journals, personalized coverage and other sources
Stephanie Colllins - formerly Farmer - Owner
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