Friday, May 24, 2013

Orr Family Farm requests your help

This is the family that owns the farm where I rode horses growing up.  As I mentioned in a previous blog post, Celestial Acres was completely destroyed and it's estimated that something in the neighborhood of 100 horses died there this week.

Below is a request from that family, asking for assistance with cleanup on Saturday, May 25th (tomorrow).

Here's the information that was posted on the Orr Family Farm's Facebook page.

The streets are finally open and we can accept help from volunteers. We are asking for folks who want to help us clean up to arrive at the Orr Family Farm, TOMORROW, Saturday, MAY 25 beginning at 8 a.m. Please enter the Farm from Western Avenue and park in the main parking lot.

If you would like to volunteer, we ask you please consider the following:

Place a sign on dashboard that reads "Orr Family Farm"
Bring heavy duty work gloves
Bring rakes and heavy duty brooms
Bring large trash bags or rubber storage tubs
Bring bags of ice and/or small coolers

Also, if anyone is a restauranteur and would like to help with provisions for lunch, we would love to have that help. We do have water and some light snacks, but lunch would help us and of course all of the wonderful volunteers who we expect on Saturday. If you are interested in providing lunch, please call 405.609.7068.

Once again, we can not thank you all enough for your thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this difficult time. Thank you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, they need help cleaning up the farm. However, none of the money goes to any of the horsemen who lost everything. IE, it is a commercial business solicitating donations. I thought it odd that they got a publisist immediately after the storm..