Photo Credit Amber McKee
Southern Oregon has been devastated by unprecedented fires. Thousands of homes are now just piles of ash. Our farms and farmworkers have been hit hard--and need your help to recover!
Fresh, delicious, locally-grown food is the pride of our region. More than ever, people are relying on our own foodshed. Farmworker families have been our heroes. Now it’s our turn to help them!
100% of your donation goes toward immediate and long-term housing for our farmworkers and their families. Your gift will help cover pressing needs unmet by any future government assistance.
If you have an RV or trailer you are not using and you would like to donate (for a tax deductible donation) to use to house agricultural workers, please contact us.
Our Family Farms is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible
Our Family Farms Fire Relief Fund Grants
Seed Grants of up to $15,000 are available to agricultural workers who lost their homes in the fires. To be eligible, applicants must have been directly impacted by the Almeda and Obenchain Fires and be working at least a majority of their time in agriculture.
Applications are now being accepted and should be submitted by November 13 to be considered for the first round of funding which will be distributed by November 30.
With the outpouring of support of generous donors from around southern Oregon and around the world, we have has raised over $150,000 to help farmworkers replace their homes lost in the Almeda and the South Obenchain fires.
80% of all the funds donated are going to be given directly to farmworkers through the Our Family Farms Fire Relief Fund. 20% of funds will be reserved to support long term affordable housing solutions for agricultural workers. We are working with other community organizations on long term solutions. We will be sending updates as things progress.
With a pre-fire vacancy rate for rental properties at 1% and with colder weather fast approaching, Our Family Farms will continue to accept donations for the next several weeks to reach our goal of raising $200,000 which could support up to 20 farmworker families.
The board of directors at Our Family Farms are grateful for the generous support on this regenerative agricultural journey of community recovery and rebuilding.
Buy a Print of Awakening to support farmworkers in Need
Betty LaDuke and Hanson Howard Gallery are collaborating on raising funds for Rogue Valley farm workers who lost their homes to the Almeda Fire. This November they will make available prints of Awakening, which resides in the Talent City Hall, as a large print.
All proceeds from the sales of the prints will be donated to three Rogue Valley organizations working to assist these vulnerable members of our community: Uneté, Our Family Farms, and Northwest Seasonal Workers
11x17" inkjet print for $50
Call (541) 488-2562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Hanson Howard Gallery, 89 Oak St., Ashland, OR
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday from 12-4 pm