Please see below message from Wille Nelson and others at Farm Aid. They are a great organization that does all it can to support family farmers in this time of terrible drought in the South. They have a great newsletter & also sell very nice t-shirts.
See below message from Willie for more information.
Chris McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD, LD
Independent Food and Nutrition Consultant
14131 Stokesmount Drive
Houston, TX 77077
Quote of Interest: "I was born in a small town...."
- John Melloncamp (singer & FARM AID board member)
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:33:43 -0700
Subject: Farmers are helping farmers survive drought - You can help too
Farm Aid urgently needs your help.
Record-setting drought is devastating farms in the High Plains, South and Southwest. For two months, the region has endured 100-degree heat and little or no rain. Farmers and ranchers are struggling to feed their livestock, pastures and crops are decimated and hay is nearly impossible to come by.
Without help, farmers will have to make the painful choice to sell off their livestock and give up on the hard work they’ve put in to build their farms and livelihoods.
When major disasters strike, farmers in need call Farm Aid. Farm Aid has already taken action, and last week the first truckloads of hay donated by Wisconsin farmers arrived to help drought-stricken farmers in Oklahoma.
Farm Aid has a long history of helping farm families survive disasters. We’ve had experience organizing haylifts like this one — but we need your donation right now to do more. Can you help by making a tax-deductible donation of $25, $100, $500 or $1,000?
Farmers are generously donating hay, but it’s going to take your help to deliver that hay to where it’s needed most. Your donation to Farm Aid right now will provide support for the haylifts, making that connection between farmers in need and farmers willing to lend a hand to help their fellow farmers.
Please make a contribution to Farm Aid’s Family Farm Disaster Fund right now and we will put that money to good work, helping family farms and ranches by feeding their hungry animals. Thank you for your generosity.
Stay Strong and Positive,
P.S. The solidarity family farmers have shown to help their fellow farmers doesn’t surprise me. Disasters like this drought bring people together, and we can all do our part to help out. Your donation goes a long way toward helping a farm family struck by historic drought.
If you have hay or transportation to make available, please contact Farm Aid at (617) 354-2922 or farmhelp(a)farmaid.org.
501 Cambridge Street, Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02141
Toll Free: 1-800-Farm-Aid Fax: 617-354-6992
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