Answer The American Heroes Charity Challenge!
June 16, 2017
This week, NCAT, National Center for Appropriate Technology, joined other nonprofits across the country in a friendly fundraising contest, the American Heroes Charity Challenge. Launched by the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, the challenge invites organizations working to assist veterans, firefighters, and other first responders to compete to see who can raise the most funds for their cause.
At NCAT, they’re competing to benefit their sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans, Armed to Farm. The competition runs until July 6— your help is needed to reach their goal.
They need to raise $25,000, the amount it costs us to host just one week-long Armed to Farm training. That amount provides FREE lodging, meals, transportation, educational materials, and more for 30 veterans and their spouses or farming partners during the training. At Armed to Farm, veterans learn not only hands-on production techniques, but also often-overlooked aspects of farming that are critical to success: business planning, financial management, and goal setting to meet the needs of everyone involved in the farm.
Since 2013 hundreds of veterans in 31 states have been helped to succeed at starting or expanding their farms, and demand for training continues to grow. You can help NCAT continue to provide veterans with the knowledge, resources, and supportive networks that will help them build their farming careers.
Please share this email with others, and visit the Armed to Farm charity challenge team page to donate. If you enjoy a friendly competition, you can even sign up to join the team. Thank you for your support!
Since 1976, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has been helping people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities and protect natural resources. In partnership with businesses, organizations, individuals and agricultural producers, NCAT is working to advance solutions that will ensure the next generation inherits a world that has clean air and water, energy production that is efficient and renewable, and healthy foods grown with sustainable practices. More information about its programs and services is available at www.ncat.org or by calling 1-800-ASK-NCAT.