With great thanks to our generous community, we're pleased to share the news that the Raise the Roof Flood Relief Fund distributed nearly $30,000 to twelve Catskill-region farmers impacted by flooding in 2011. Businesses in Delaware, Greene, Schoharie and Sullivan Counties received funding.
It’s been an incredible experience to participate in, as hundreds of community members and a dozen local organizations have contributed over $30,000 to the fund. The local businesses and organizations who provided contributions included Catskill Harvest Market, Slow Food Upper Delaware River Valley, The Catskill Center for Conservation & Development - Lark in the Park Fund, Heather Ridge Farm, The Ashokan Center, Story Laurie, the Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship, The Livestock Foundation, Gowns for Greenbacks, Catskill Heritage Alliance, Kiwanis Club of Delhi and the Omega Institute.
The Raise the Roof Fund is managed by a committee of local farmers and community members with administrative support from the Watershed Agricultural Council. Distribution of funding is the decision of the fund committee. One-hundred percent of donations collected have been awarded through the fund. General inquiries about the fundraising effort may be directed to Morgan George of Sherman Hill Farmstead at (607) 829-6886 or target409@Hotmail.com.