Chisholm Dairy Farm in risk of closing 2013

Posted: March 4, 2013 in CAUSES, FOOD, Table Of Contents
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Chisholm Dairy Farm

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Help a Family Dairy Farm Survive Misfortune!

and Rescue 134 Farm Animals!

Chisholm Family Dairy in Nebraska sells fresh milk to local customers. Financial disaster has befallen this farm in the middle of a harsh winter. They, and their animals need your help!

By Nebraska law, customers must travel to a dairy farm to make a direct farm purchase. This  family farm is in the midst of moving to a better location, more convenient for their customers, between the two largest cities in Nebraska, Omaha and Lincoln.

The move required them to build a new barn to house the cows. Being the dead of winter this is essential for their survival. A longtime customer recommended a contractor, who didn’t exactly work out. The Chisholm Family is now left with a huge debt to unpaid subcontractors, the barn is unfinished, and the 32 milking cows, 16 yearlings and 12 baby calves are still on the old farm awaiting the completion of the new barn.

Lots of volunteers have stepped forward to complete the barn. All we need is to raise the funds needed to complete the project and settle the unfortunate debts.

A Local Non-profit Steps in To Help the Family in Crisis

Donations are being taken on behalf of the family by Energy Rescue, a Nebraska based non profit committed to sustainable, green living and support for local farm enterprises.

Our goal is to raise $50,000. This will pay off the bills for work already completed and a loan from a family friend. It will also pay for the remaining supplies and labor needed for the heroic barn raising.

If you’d rather donate by mail, Energy Rescue, Inc. has set up a Private Fund for the Chisholm Family Farm.

Donation Checks can be mailed to:
Chisholm Family Farm
c/o First National Bank
4816 South 24th St, Omaha, NE  68107.
Donations made through this Pledgie Campaign/PayPal go into this bank account.

Online Donations through Pledgie or sent by mail c/o First National Bank are Tax-Deductible.
Donations sent directly to the Chisholm Family are not deductible.

NOTE:  Send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with the Amount of your Donation
to Energy Rescue if you’d like a Receipt for Tax Purposes, and mail to the below address:

Energy Rescue, Inc.- Chisholm Campaign c/o Tonya Ward
4826 South 19th Street,
Omaha, NE  68107

You can see more details on these two websites:

http://www.chisholmfamilyfarm.com/

http://energyrescueinc.org

Help these dear farmers who are in dire straits!

 

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  1. Thanks so much for posting. We need volunteers for next Friday ( 3/15) to help put on siding. We will have contractors there to help show everyone what to do and how to do it.. no experience required!

    • HELP US SAVE CHISHOLM FARM – UPDATES:

      ❤ Thank you for supporting Chisholm Farm!

      We are truly grateful and deeply appreciate all of your help! ❤

      Please visit this link below to see All the Beautiful Pictures of RAISING THIS BARN!

      https://www.facebook.com/events/411161318975996/

      *** NOW … WE NEED HELP WITH NAILING THE WOOD FRAMES INDOORS! ***

      This week starting on Saturday, April 20th We NEED MANY VOLUNTEERS to
      Come to the Farm and Help Us Put up the WOOD FRAMES INSIDE THE BARN FOR
      THE MILKING ROOM AND THE MILKING PARLOR.

      We must get these Frames up so the Electrician can come and Run Wires …
      So We Can BRING THE COWS HOME! 🙂

      ❤ PLEASE COME OUT AND HELP US!

      We are on a very tight time frame and we don't want this farm to incur another double rent as we head into May. Let's Get This ONE FAMILY Safely Onto ONE FARM!

      Several baby cows have already been lost born in snowstorms on the other farm
      away from the Chisholm Family. This family is still suffering and facing unbelievable loss.

      This week was a real Heartbreaking week of loss, they had to sell their 3 Guardian Dogs to save their lives from terrible threats by an unreasonable neighbor.
      Then, they had to sell off their sheep because without Guard Dogs on this Farm …
      the sheep are very vulnerable to attacks by the coyotes, 160 acres without the Chisholm Farm Dogs to protect the sheep and other farm animals… they just had to take these steps to save the lives of their beloved animals.

      Our hearts are very heavy dealing with all of this overload of misfortune, but we press on!

      Please HELP US This Weekend and bring a nailer, gloves,hammers and …

      TOGETHER! … Let's Build the Interior Rooms of this Orchard Hill Creamery and
      BRING THE COWS HOME To CHISHOLM FARM! ❤

      ❤ Updates! SO MANY LOVING & CARING HEARTS!

      It all started with just an ill laid solid cement pad, then volunteers WITH BIG HEARTS
      came forward and with the help from contractors offering amazing discounts for their professional work and many volunteers that spent days in the freezing cold assembling this barn.

      These wonderful Earth Angels working alongside the Chisholm Family with Children and All our Incredible Volunteers:

      have cut the concrete slab,installed, drains, pipes and footings.

      Set the steel frames, Brandon Tiller Construction, Senator Don Preister and
      his brother Dean framed up and hung the siding, the roof was put on in one day
      with the help of Bennett & Sons Roofing Company, John Glover and friends
      and the cement was poured for the milking pit in one day by
      Jason and his wonderful Home Schoolers!

      That brings us to today… we are standing here in awe…
      looking at The Chisholm's Pretty Perka Barn …
      Built by Love, Blood, Sweat and So Many Tears!

      ❤ This is Truly a Miracle! ❤

      This is the Power of Community and Working Together!

      We've had support from businesses, Bands and Artists playing Benefit Concerts and
      Beautiful Artwork donated to help Save Chisholm Farm! Thank You ALL!

      We're not done yet! More Music and Art to come!

      We've really come such a long way since that solid, cement slab…

      Now…
      Together We Need To Finish Building the Interior 5 Rooms of this Barn so we can
      Bring Home the Cows from the old farm and Open the Doors of The Orchard Hill Creamery
      for Business and SAVE CHISHOLM FARM!

      THANK YOU FROM OUR HEARTS FOR ALL OF THE DONATIONS, PRAYERS, LOVE and
      MANPOWER SENT OUR WAY!

      WE LOVE ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH!

      You Can Also HELP US BY SHARING THESE STORY LINKS and HELPING US
      Gather More Donations to Reach our Goal of $50,000.00!

      http://hartkeisonline.com/2013/02/27/cruel-winter-chisholm-family-farm/

      http://www.chisholmfamilyfarm.com/

      http://energyrescueinc.org/

      BIG HUGS AND MANY BLESSINGS!

      From Our Hearts,

      Energy Rescue, Inc.

      To Volunteer … Please Contact: Tonya Ward, President of Energy Rescue, Inc.

      402.238.1221 or tward2u@yahoo.com

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