Raise The Barn

$2,485 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 51 months
My parents, Chuck and Adria, have always worked hard and helped others along the way.  They are always the first to help a neighbor, whether they need to stack hay bales, give a ride to town, or tow a car out of the snow.  They volunteer for a horse breed rescue society, and give a home to neglected horses until permanent homes can be found.  To support their small farm, they both work full time.  Recently, they took myself and my two small children in, adding to their financial burden, with open arms.

This morning, the arena collapsed.  Although we removed the snow that we could, the rain soaked the remaining snow and brought it down.  It had just passed the ten year mark.  We were preparing to put a more solid barn up in the next couple years.  But now, all the horses winter hay, our tractor, our farm equipment...it's all exposed to the elements.  We will lose most of it.  I'm asking, on behalf of my amazing parents, for your help.  Please help raise a barn for these hard working folks.  Not having a barn for next year would mean having to find emergency homes for all of our horses, and probably never getting them back.  It's a devastating loss.  Anything you can do will help.  Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.
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We've been stuck for a bit, but now Spring is really coming. We are thinking of throwing a barn raising in the summer, but first we need materials to build it! Please help out any way you can, even if it's just by sharing this post. Thank you!!
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We got word back from the insurance company. They will not be covering the collapse of the arena. We have a long road ahead of us, I'm afraid. Please continue to share this. Thank you!
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Still amazed by the generosity of our friends, family, and people whom we have not yet met. Thank you. We are welcoming some friends over this afternoon to hopefully extract the tractor from the wreckage. This means moving more than half of our remaining hay to another spot. And then reevaluate where we stand with the remaining equipment inside. Again, please keep sharing; even five dollars means another box of nails or screws to help raise another barn. Thank you!
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Day three of reaching out for help from our wonderful community, our fabulous friends, and our amazing family. We have raised just over $2,000.00 now, and we thank you all, from our hearts. We had the insurance adjustor out yesterday, and he confirmed what we already knew. The most we can hope for is a small partial payment. We need a place for our hay next year. Even if you cannot give to the fund for new materials, if you could donate a Saturday afternoon in the warmer months to helping us clean up, we would be so grateful. If you have construction experience, we would love your advice on where to go from here. We have some ideas, but any advice is welcome. Thank you all, so much. Please keep sharing! :)
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$2,485 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 51 months
Created March 4, 2015
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$50
Brigit Bishop
50 months ago

Hoping the weather is changing and a solution is found soon.

JJ
$100
Joan Hogan Jaynes
51 months ago
$100
Anonymous
51 months ago
SZ
$50
Sharon Zecchinelli
51 months ago

Glad to help. Let me know the date for the clean-up. I'll come if I can.

$100
Reid Spencer
51 months ago

Let's raise the roof!

MG
$20
Meredith Grubb
51 months ago

Wishing you the best of luck!

PH
$100
Patricia Harris
51 months ago

Thinking about you!

$10
Morag Polaski
51 months ago

From one horse owner to another. Wishing you all the best.

KJ
$100
Kristin Johnson
51 months ago

Sending all the love!

MG
$100
Michelle & Fred Grubb
51 months ago

Let us know what else we can do to help

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