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AHF Farm Hand Fund

$1,240 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 22 people in 19 days

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On January 24th Matthew Doward the Executive Director and Founder of A Horse's Friend Youth Program had an accident at the farm and his leg was broken.   He has had surgery and the initial phase of healing is 10 weeks then physical therapy starts.  I am starting this campaign to raise money to fund two paid farm hands to take care of our 27 horses while he is healing.  We are lucky enough to have a greatest group of volunteers but desperately need to secure consistent staffing.  

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A Horse's Friend is a program that puts underserved children and at-risk youth (urban and suburban) together with the experience and joy of horses on our farm.  Matthew started the program 15 years ago and we just celebrated our 13 year anniversary at High View Farms. 

Matthew did it all at the farm he was a one man dynamo.  Driven and dedicated.  Selfless and tough.  His absence is tragic.

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Please help us care for our wonderful horses that have touched so many children lives over the years.  Volunteers are most welcome.  Donations of farm supplies are also welcome.  Thank you.  Please visit the AHF Website  to learn more about us. 

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We have received another private donation of $500.00 and we can once again lower the campaign needs. Please consider helping Matthew out with his horses. Many hands make light work. Donate, volunteer or do what ever you can.

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Dear friends,

We have recently received $2,150.00 in outside donations to support the Farm Hand Fund. Many, Many Thanks. We are now able to lower are funding request. Please give what you you can, Every little bit counts. Think of this, if 500 people give $10, we would be almost there. Matthew and A Horse's Friend has 4,248 friends on Facebook. What could that look like at $3 per person. We all can do this. This man has spent the last 15 years giving back to the community selflessly. Many times going without himself to help children and to care for his animals. It is time the community gives back to him.

Prepared by The AHF Volunteers on behalf Of Matthew and A Horse's Friend.
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A very big thank you everyone for your support. Volunteers and donators.
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$1,240 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 22 people in 19 days
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JG
$70
Janet Graham
6 days ago
$50
Gina Morrealle Verdin
8 days ago
DK
$100
David Klein
9 days ago
BW
$100
Brent & Beth Willis
10 days ago
RS
$20
Ronnica Simmons
10 days ago
$30
Heidi Carson
10 days ago
LR
$60
Lara Riley
12 days ago
JG
$50
Janet Graham
15 days ago
JE
$100
Joanne Everts
15 days ago
$50
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15 days ago
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