A vital factor in men’s recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is providing a supportive atmosphere that allows them to get back into a normal routine. One of the ways Freedom Farm strives to do this is by providing opportunities for our men to work for several hours every day.
While men are in the Safe House, one of the major ways we do this is through our local firewood deliveries.
The ministry purchases cut trees from a local forester and the men cut and split the trees and then deliver the firewood to homes and businesses in and around Boone, NC.
In addition to providing the men meaningful work to do, fire wood sales also provide a significant source of funds to help Freedom Farm operate throughout the Winter and early Spring.
On September 19, 2017, several men were delivering firewood along one of the many hilly, windy country roads around Boone when the brakes failed on their truck. Luckily, no one was injured, but the wreck totaled the truck and trailer and damaged some fencing along the road.
While the fence has been repaired already, the accident has left Freedom Farm with a huge and urgent need to replace the truck and utility trailer.
Firewood season is just beginning and our capability to deliver the wood we’ve cut has been severely reduced. We’ve begun using another pickup truck we had within the ministry to carry to load, but it can only carry one half a cord of firewood instead of the full cord we could carry in the old wood trailer.
Using the truck for wood deliveries also impacts our ability to service our lawn care clients and pick up food for the ministry.
How Can You Help?
As you pray for Freedom Farm, please pray for this urgent need.
Here is our specific need. If you can help in any way, we’d be very grateful.
- A 3/4 ton, 4×4 pickup. This needs to be a F-250/350 or equivalent to be able to handle the weight of the firewood and trailer.
- A utility trailer with walls/sides that can carry one full cord of cut firewood. This would measure approximately 4 foot high by 4 foot wide by 9 foot long.
Help Us Reach Our Goal
We have set a goal of $15,000 that we’d like to raise to replace these items as soon as possible.
You can also make a donation by mail. Send to: Freedom Farm Ministries, PO Box 153, Boone, NC 28607. Please mark the donation as being for the firewood truck and trailer.
God continues to bless the ministry with donors that really dig deep when asked. One of these patrons donated a used 4×4 pickup for our use and many others gave cash donations that helped us purchase a new trailer.
Thank you for your gifts and thank God for His provision!