*** UPDATE: Between the GoFundMe and the Harvest Kindness Event we held this weekend, we have met our goal of $20,000!!! Trying to figure out how to show this on the GoFundMe page, but in the mean time, wanted to make sure everyone knew. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT!!! ****
In 2013 Fernando and Jan Mathov purchased a property in Waterford, VA to start their dream of owning a vineyard and joining the local Loudoun wine community. Jan was to be an integral part of managing the vineyard. Then in 2014 Jan had an accident on the property in which she sustained a spinal cord injury, leaving her an incomplete quadriplegic. Jan currently borrows a friend’s Track Chair when it’s available. It is a specialty wheelchair that allows Jan to safely maneuver the muddy fields. As the vines grow and mature, Jan needs her own Track Chair so she will have the freedom to give her vineyard the time and attention it needs to thrive. The new chair would also enable her to and stand up to tend the upper canopy protecting the grapes. The goal is to raise the $20,000 needed to purchase the Track Chair in time for the start of the 2019 growing season. In addition to this fundraiser, the great folks at the Wine Reserve at Waterford are also planning a Harvest Kindness Event on November 10, at Northgate Winery from 7- 9 pm. There will be food, wine, live music and prizes. Tickets are just $25 and include a commemorative wine glass, glass of wine at the event, and raffle ticket. Purchase your ticket at the Wine Reserve at Waterford tasting room or online at https://www.townvu.com/winereserveatwaterford/ordering
. The Harvest Kindness initiative celebrates our local wine community and gives thanks for another growing season by paying it forward to someone in need. We sincerely thank you for your support!!!