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AHF Farm Hand Fund

$1,940 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 2 months

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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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Hi all AHF supporters,

Tomorrow is 10 weeks since Matts accident. Physical therapy is going well and Matt as his normal self has been back at the barn crutches and all. We currently have two paid farm hands that we are trying to hang on to. So please try to contribute to keep them on while Matt continues to recover. We can't do it without you. Posted by AHF Volunteers.
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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.

Prepared by the AHF Volunteers on behalf of Matthew and A Horse's Friend
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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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$1,940 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 2 months
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CP
$50
Casi Picow
10 days ago
$50
Anonymous
11 days ago
AP
$100
Andrea Paley
14 days ago
MS
$400
Mike Setzer
14 days ago
JB
$100
Jen Burnup
1 month ago
JG
$70
Janet Graham
2 months ago
$50
Gina Morrealle Verdin
2 months ago
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$100
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2 months ago
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