Barnraiser Partners with 8 Texas Farming Organizations to Raise Funds for Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

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Barnraiser Partners with 8 Texas Farming Organizations to Raise Funds for Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Help rebuild farms, families, & lives! DONATE to the Hurricane Harvey Texas Farmer Rancher Relief Fund. (PRNewsfoto/Barnraiser)

SAN FRANCISCO and ELGIN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Barnraiser is hosting a major crowdfunding campaign for Texas Center for Local Food along with 7 partner organizations [(GROW Local South Texas, Texas Farmers' Markets, Central Texas Young Farmers Coalition, Growers Alliance of Central Texas, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) - Texas office, Sustainable Food Center, Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA)] to aid in the relief and recovery for farmers and ranchers impacted by the massive disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Barnraiser is a social marketplace that makes it easy to discover, share, and fund online, the people changing how we farm, eat and live.

DONATE TODAY (all donations are tax deductible):
https://www.barnraiser.us/projects/texas-farmer-rancher-disaster-relief

"Texas sustainable and organic family farms are the backbone of our local food system.  They supply healthy food for families; support hundreds of restaurants; provide healthy food to schools and grocery [and food coop] shelves. There are millions of people in the storm zone! Help us help Texas farmers and ranchers once again feed their communities good, clean, Texas-grown food," says Sue Beckwith, Executive Director of Texas Center for Local Food.

This devastating storm has set thousands of community and organic farmers back months and maybe years with livestock, barns, crops, equipment, and land destroyed by the catastrophic winds and rainfall that flooded the region. The funds raised on this Barnraiser project will be distributed to help organic farmers and ranchers recover from this terrible disaster. These funds will help farmers bridge the financial gap (at least in a small way) and help alleviate their loss of income.

"We are glad to support the Texas Center for Local Food and their partner organizations by enlisting the help of our generous Barnraiser community to raise funds for Texas farmers who, like everyone else, have been so deeply affected by Hurricane Harvey. We all must continue to find ways to support the people who feed us, and help this vital group of families and businesses get back on solid ground," says Eileen Gordon, CEO/Founder of Barnraiser.

We invite our Barnraiser community, communities across the United States and around the world to please consider donating to help farmers rebuild their farms, barns and lives.

The campaign will be live from Saturday, Sept. 2 through Oct. 1 2017 and all donations are tax deductible. https://www.barnraiser.us/projects/texas-farmer-rancher-disaster-relief

About Barnraiser
Barnraiser connects over 40,000 disrupters (artisan food makers, farmers, chefs, and tastemakers) in good food and healthy living to the growing millions of people demanding better products and services through their social marketplace. For millions of people who want better health for themselves and the planet, Barnraiser makes it easy to discover, share, and fund online or from a mobile device, the people changing how we farm, eat and live. On the Barnraiser platform makers and users alike continually discover more of what they love, stay on top of trends, connect with others and receive and provide recommendations.

We believe that by supporting good food and healthy living heroes (building a barn), the whole community benefits and we all have a healthier world. For more information contact Barnraiser at: www.barnraiser.us/ and on social platforms as @Barnraiser.

About the Texas Center for Local Food
The Texas Center for Local Food is a non-profit organization created to strengthen the ties between Texas family agriculture and community economic vitality with an emphasis on rural and semi-rural Texas.

Partner Organizations Include:
GROW Local South Texas, Texas Farmers' Markets, Central Texas Young Farmers Coalition, Growers Alliance of Central Texas, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) - Texas office, Sustainable Food Center, Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA)

For more information please visit the Barnraiser campaign here: https://www.barnraiser.us/projects/texas-farmer-rancher-disaster-relief

CONTACTS:

Barnraiser:
Nicole DeMeo, COO & Spokesperson, (415) 364-8031, nicole@barnraiser.us
Madeline Edwards, Community Manager, madeline@barnraiser.us

Texas Center for Local Food:
Sue Beckwith, Executive Director, sueb@texaslocalfood.org

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