Thank you for your interest in the Helping the Farmworkers Families in Moultrie, GA Momentum campaign. This crowdfunding campaign has ended, but you can still support the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing Migrant Farmer Program. Give today!

 

Helping Farmworkers and Their Families in Moultrie, GA

$5,505
110%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
59 Gifts
Project has ended
Project ended on July 01, at 11:59 PM EDT
Project Owners

We exceeded our goal!

July 03, 2019

You made our day!

 

We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your support of our lifesaving work with the farmworkers and their children in Moultrie, GA.

 

Thanks to your support, we evaluated and treated 753 farmworkers and their children (471 adults and 282 children). We uncovered major illnesses, treated patients, linked those in need with the Ellenton Clinic for follow-up care, and provided necessary health education around heat illness recognition, diabetes and hypertension, and proper foot and skin care.

 

With your generous donations, we were able to purchase and give out boots, hygiene kits, and linens to all who needed them.

 

Once again, thank you for your donation. It means the world to us!

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If you have food on your table, thank a farmworker

June 19, 2019

In Georgia, agriculture contributes $73 billion to the economy. Communities like Moultrie depend heavily on migrant farmworkers to fuel its workforce. The work is grueling—14-hour days of manual labor in hot, humid conditions. With this type of work comes a number of routine illnesses and injuries like pesticide burns, muscle injuries, and back pain.

 

Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Judith Wold brought the Farmworker Family Health Program to Emory University to provide both medical assistance to farmers in need and hands-on skills training to undergraduate- and graduate-level students. For two weeks each year, Emory nurses partner with the Ellenton Clinic and work as members of interprofessional teams to apply essential skills learned in the classroom. Access to free healthcare services allows farmworkers to remain healthy and earn an income, while their children complete the required health screenings to enroll in school. In return, the community of Moultrie gains a reliable workforce to support a strong economy.

 

For the past two weeks, our nurses and nurse practitioners have been carrying out the vision of the Farmworker Family Health program and assuming the passion of Dr. Wold. Your support will make much-needed resources, such as boots, hygiene kits, equipment, and medication available to farmworkers while providing invaluable experience to Emory nursing students who represent the future of healthcare professionals.

 

We are thrilled to announce that we have reached our original project goal, but the need for your support remains. Give now to help farmworkers and their families!

Greetings from Moultrie!

June 14, 2019

We are wrapping up our first week in Moultrie, GA and wanted to thank you for your support by giving you an update from here.

 

This week your donations have helped 248 farmworkers receive hygiene kits, bottled water, and boots, plus we have been able to diagnose several farmworkers and their families with health issues. Your donations also help supply medicine for the farmworkers. Additionally, we have seen 181 of their children to assess their health and get them ready for school in the fall.  

 

Thank you again for your support, and as we enter our second and final week of this experience, we ask that you continue to share our Momentum crowdfunding campaign via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and by sharing the link, momentum.emory.edu/Moultrie2019, directly to those who you think may want to support our efforts.

 

We're in Moultrie!

June 10, 2019

Thank you for your support of our efforts in Moultrie! We have a couple quick announcements.

 

First, pictures and a video from this past Friday's packing party are below. Definitely be sure to check out the video for a special message from three of our participants.

 

Second, we are excited to announce the extension of our crowdfunding campaign through the time we are in Moultrie. Not only does that give us an opportunity to hit our goal, but it also means we are going to send you a couple updates from Moultrie so that you can see how you help us help others while we gain valuable real-life experience!

 

Thank you again, and please share our campaign via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to help us hit our goal of $5,000.

 

Packing Party for Moultrie, this Friday!

June 05, 2019

We have a special opportunity for you! For being a supporter of our Momentum campaign, we would like to invite you to join us for this very special event as the nursing students, faculty, and staff pack our supply vans before heading off to Moultrie. Here are the details for this Friday's packing party!

 

Please, contact Marifel Verlohr, Director of Alumni Engagement, at Marifel.verlohr@emory.edu if you would like to attend.

 

We thank you for your support and encourage everyone to attend as we eat, pack our vans, and chat about our upcoming experience.

 

We are in our final push on our crowdfunding campaign to hit 100% of our goal! Please share with others to help us get there.

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Thank you!

Less than a week before we head to Moultrie!

June 03, 2019

Thank you for your contributions so far!

 

We are so close to our goal, which means being able to purchase all items we need in our work with the farmworkers. We pack our supplies on June 7, then we load up the van and head to Moultrie, GA on June 9. We are in the final 6 days before we go, and our students, faculty, and staff are excited to get out in the field and gain valuable experience through helping those who need it. We have raised almost 70% of our goal and are overwhelmed by your generosity! Thank you. 

 

Let’s keep the momentum. Please help us reach our goal by sharing our link, momentum.emory.edu/Moultrie2019, with your family and friends to help support our campaign, and with these links you can share easily on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

Thank you for your continued support!

Getting Ready to Go!

May 23, 2019

Thank you for your contributions so far!

 

Your gifts have allowed us to purchase 500 boots! Before we leave, we want to be able to purchase all other supplies needed to take with us for the migrant farmworkers. Packing day is June 7, then we load up the van and head to Moultrie on June 9. As we are within the final 3 weeks before we go, our students, faculty, and staff are eager to head down to Moultrie.

 

We have raised 60% of our goal and are overwhelmed by your generosity! Thank you. Help us keep the momentum. Please share our link with your family and friends to help support our campaign, momentum.emory.edu/Moultrie2019, and you can easily share on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Continued Support for the Moultrie Farmworker Program

May 15, 2019

Thank you for your contributions so far! Your gifts are supporting our need to purchase boots and items for hygiene kits. We’re already at 44 percent of our goal and are overwhelmed by your generosity! Thank you.

 

Please help us keep the momentum going by sharing our link with your family and friends to help support our campaign.

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Wow, thank you for supporting FWFHP!

May 06, 2019

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing’s Farmworker Family Health Program (FWFHP) has launched its second crowdfunding campaign, and we are excited to continue to build our program that has been going on for over 25 years.

 

Thank you for the generous lead gifts from current staff, faculty and several family members, which total nearly $1,800! Our goal is to raise $5,000 to continue to buy supplies for the farmworkers and equipment to help when we are in Moultrie this summer. Your gifts provide immediate help to purchase boots, hygiene kits and supplies for the overall cost of the farmworker program. We will be headed to Moultrie, GA on June 9th to embark on what is sure to be a life-changing and transformative experience for Emory students.

 

Thanks for your support to help make this possible! Now, we have one small request, please share our link, momentum.emory.edu/Moultrie2019, with your family and friends to help support our campaign. Share easily on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn too.

 

Thank you,

Judith, Erin, and Lisa

Levels
Choose a giving level

$25

Boots for a Farmworker

Your gift of $25 can help provide a pair of boots for a farmworker.

$100

Eight Hygiene Kits

Your gift of $100 can help provide eight hygiene kits for farmworkers.

$200

Twenty Long Sleeve Shirts

Your gift of $200 can help provide used long sleeve cotton shirts to protect farmworkers from the sun.

$500

A New Canopy

Your gift of $500 can provide a canopy for outdoor night camp clinics.

$1,000

Medications

Your gift of $1,000 can provide over-the-counter medications such as anti-inflammatories, creams for fungus and pesticide rashes, and products for our foot care station at one of our night camp clinics.