Save the Alpacas Donations Drive Ended: 264 Crochet Crowd Members Stepped Forward to Help!

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Nancy Hutchinson. 1st Stop Alpaca Farm

On December 26th, 2013, an Alpaca Barn collapsed under the stress of ice and snow. Though the barn was insured, it would end up that ice and snow damages were not covered by insurance. With one baby 8 month old Alpaca, Rosie, killed by one of the collapsing supports, 57 Alpacas and other farm yarn creatures were out in the cold.

Having been to this farm and knowing how incredible the owners Garth and Nancy Hutchinson are, I made it a mission to try to lend a hand by rallying support to help rebuild the barn. Their farm is their life. Their animals are their family.

264 Crochet Crowd Members from around the world, which included Africa, Australia, several European Countries, USA, Canada, Mexico and many many more, rallied to offer donations to help. It will take $30,000 to rebuild the barn. Together with our community, we raised $5,031.80. This is almost 17% of the cost to build a new barn. On behalf of Diva Dan and I, I would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude for your help. Most donations were between $5 – $15 dollars. Donations as low as $1 to as high as $100 were given. Every dollar counts and we appreciate it greatly.

We raised $5,031.80 USD to help rebuild the barn!

As promised, 100% of the donations will be sent to Nancy and Garth Hutchinson. Our donation drive is officially closed.


About Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Mikey, owner of The Crochet Crowd Blog. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet. I am from Ontario Canada and teach how to crochet online through YouTube Video Tutorials. From a simple idea and being at the right place and time in my life back in 2008, the concept of The Crochet Crowd was developed. I'm here to hook and share. Come follow my crochet journey and share yours with comments here and you are most welcome to share your creativity within our Facebook page.
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5 Responses to Save the Alpacas Donations Drive Ended: 264 Crochet Crowd Members Stepped Forward to Help!

  1. Rosalie Wright says:

    Awesome job everybody….:)

  2. debbie vale says:

    Happy to have helped…they are sooo cute

  3. Joanne C says:

    Happy to have been able to help.

  4. Nicole Foy says:

    Way to go Crochet Crowd!!! glad you initiated this and we were all able to help. Good luck Garth and Nancy

  5. Rebecca Tinney says:

    Glad to help. Good effort Crochet Crowders!

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