WOODSTOCK, Va. -- A volunteer farm in was on the verge of closing, but now, since a story aired about their closing on WHSV, the farm owners have received $48,000 in donations. The manager said now the farm seems like it will keep running.
The volunteer farm grows fruits and vegetables for people in need and they have donated more than 80 tons of food to people all over the state, just this year.
With the lack of support, they feared closing this year, but the farm's manager said since their story aired on WHSV, they received more than 60 donations! He said the support has been overwhelming and a blessing for them.
He said it will take a lot more help to continue the farm's operation next year. If you'd like to donate to the volunteer farm, here are all the ways you can help:
On December 24th, the First Presbyterian Church in Winchester will donate their offering to the Volunteer Farms.
On December 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Arby's in Woodstock will donate 15 percent of their sales to the Volunteer Farms.
Country Boys Country Club will host a benefit for the Volunteer Farms. The date will be announced at a later time.
The Smokehaus Tobacco Store in Woodstock has place a donation their store.
You can also donate on their website: www.volunteerfarm.org