Support FFA Members and FFA Chapters in Times of Need
Unexpected events affect FFA members, their families, advisors, chapters and communities from time to time. This page is designed to serve as a starting point for others looking to help in various ways. We also encourage those among us — our student members, advisors, alumni and supporters — to help local FFA chapters during their times of need.
CURRENT EVENTS AFFECTING FFA MEMBERS, CHAPTERS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES
Camp Fire in Northern California
The Camp Fire in Northern California is the state’s deadliest wildfire to date with more than 60 fatalities, hundreds missing, 135,000 acres burned, and 7,600 homes lost. The fire has unfortunately also devastatingly impacted members of our agricultural education family. The number of FFA members impacted is not yet known, but the fire has consumed the home of the ag teacher from Durham High School and the home of an ag ed professor from California State University-Chico. Additionally, several ag teachers’ family members (parents/siblings) have lost their homes, and one retired ag teacher has lost his home.
A focused fundraising effort is underway to support these teachers and their families. Contributions to this GoFundMe site are needed and appreciated.
Gift Card Drive
The number of FFA members and ag teachers who have lost their homes, SAEs, and/or other property is not yet known but the number is significant. To support these members, the Superior Region Ag Teachers of the California Agricultural Teachers’ Association are organizing a gift card drive. FFA chapters from across the nation are encouraged to consider sending gift cards to support FFA members and ag teachers impacted by the Camp Fire.
Gift cards for almost any store are welcomed including gift cards for stores that FFA members and ag teachers frequent such as farm and ranch supply stores and outdoor supply stores. Gift cards for numerous online retailers are welcome too.
Please send gift cards no later than December 1st to:
Las Plumas High School
2380 Las Plumas Ave.
Oroville, CA 95966
The Superior Region Ag Teachers will work with area chapters to identify members and fellow teachers who have been impacted by the fires to distribute the donated gift cards to those hurt and affected by the fires.
Many Floridians are still suffering the long-term after-effects of Hurricane Michael. If you would like to help a chapter still in need, please contact Florida FFA at 352-378-0060 or email Ronnie.Simmons@flaffa.org to be connected with a program and learn how to help.
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