On December 26, 2013, 1st Stop Alpaca Farm in Ontario Canada came home to a devasting site. The barn that housed their herd of Alpacas and other loveable farm creatures collapsed under the duress of the ice and snow from the week before.
One baby alpaca, named Rosie, was pinned under the fallen support beams and died. Upon insurance being called in, it turned out that there was a clause within the policy that ice and snow damages are not covered. This caught Nancy and Garth Hutchinson by surprise. With insurance walking away and a barn that has collapsed leaving the entire farm animals out in the cold, Nancy and Garth are at a loss. Nancy and Garth are friends of Daniel and I.
They have helped us with Live Shows at Creativ Festival and we have been to this farm before. In fact, here’s a video called, It’s So Cute featuring Daniel feeding one of the baby alpacas. Though insurance has walked away leaving these creatures cold and in the dark, strangers are stepping up to provide muscle power and financial assistance to Raise the Barn. Right now, the struggle is to find warm shelter for all of these creatures in the dead of the cold Canadian winter.
See this Interview at The Farm featured by CityNews, a National Canadian News Channel, that visited the farm and asking for people to help. We are asking our fans to help us raise money to “Raise The Barn”. Though the insurance company has walked away, this is about being humanitarian and helping others when it’s most needed. Helping these loveable creatures find shelter and for Nancy and Garth to get a solid footing once again.
There is a donation button on the bottom right of the Crochet Crowd Website, scroll down. If you have $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or more to donate, your help is greatly needed. By using our donate button, 100% of the money raised between Dec 29th, 2013 – January 15th, 2014 will be given directly to Nancy and Garth to get their barn back up as fast as possible. I am asking for you to stand up with us and provide support.
I will keep a chart of donations on The Crochet Crowd Home Page to be fully transparent with our operation. Help us to help this farm.
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