Contact Us: (309) 365-8710

Hurricane Irene Relief in Schoharie Valley, New York

The Fellowship of Christian Farmers, International Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee relief efforts continue this spring in the Schoharie Valley.  Hay is still needed throughout the Valley.  If you have hay to spare please let us know to it can be arranged to be shipped.  Skilled workers are needed to hang sheetrock in many farm homes where flood waters wicked many feet about the water level.  Electrical wiring skills are also needed.  Here is a summary of needs for the Schoharie Valley Hurricane Relief effort:

What pasture? This pasture at Middleburg, NY, became a flash flood tributary, with four feet of rocks, silt, uprooted trees and garbage deposited everywhere.

Farmers need the following

Hay, silage (either donated or at a reduced price), help to pick up trash in fields, repair of damaged buildings.  Farmers in the Schoharie Valley were most affected by the storm.  They lost millions in crops and cattle.

Residential – The towns of Prattsville, Schoharie and Middleburgh were most effected by the storm.  In Prattsville 122 homes and small businesses were damaged; some beyond repair.  62 homes have been designated as most needy.  In some places the homes were damaged so severely that they have to be torn down.

Help – is needed to rebuild homes and businesses.  Great opportunity for youth to work along side skilled laborers on weekends and this summer. There is still cleanup work to do.  Families will be able to work together on many projects.

Materials – Any monetary gifts are greatly appreciated.  Gift cards from building supply companies also work well.  Dry wall, paint, etc is in need.  Insurance and federal aid is minimal.

Lodging – is available in Prattsville – Huntersfield Christian Retreat Center – $15.00/day includes meals.  Lodging can be found as well if working on farms.

Contacts:

Fellowship of Christian Farmers
Main Office-Lexington,
IL-309-365-8710
Northeast FCF Office- Bill Brown-
315-736-5964
or cell: 315-749-6823
On site Pastor Jim Wolford-
518-466-8654

Huntersfield Christian Retreat Center
Lodging- George & Lynn Williams-
914-456-0975
Charles and Tracey Gockel –
518-925-8235