Jonathon and Drew,
Hi, my name is Mandy Johnson and I am a board member and volunteer coordinator with the non-profit Farm in the Dell of the Red River Valley in Moorhead, MN. We are raising awareness and funds to build a home and work site on a farm for people who have disabilities.
Currently we provide programs associated with our community garden for groups like the Boys and Girls Club, the Youth Commission and the Vocational Training Center, just to name a few. We are very blessed to also be supported by a loving faith community, but like all non-profit organizations we struggle to find enough funds and volunteers to do all that we’d like to be able to do.
We have purchased a home with five acres of land and the previous homeowners donated the surrounding twenty-five acres! We are very blessed, indeed! But, the house needs some work to make it into the perfect place for people with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to one day live.
That’s when I thought of you. Of course, I’m a fan, but only just recently. I began watching “Property Brothers” on Netflix and have thoroughly enjoyed your kindness and shenanigans each episode. Thank you for doing what you do. I understand you also do your best to recycle, reuse and donate all the materials you’re able to. Thank you and may God continue to bless you for that.
You are going to be in our area (Fargo/Moorhead) for the Echo Chic Design Conference in April. I know it’s a lot to ask, but it doesn’t hurt to ask, does it? I know you’ve got so much to do already, but would you be able/willing to stop by and help us out? Just give us some tips, tricks and moral support, please? We are a small board of dedicated volunteers and know practically nothing about remodeling a house.
We know it’s going to need a lot of work. We need to make alterations in the existing bathrooms, create an accessible bathroom on the main floor and finish the basement for starters! It’s a big, expensive job, but one we are ready to get done to better those who will one day call Farm in the Dell home.
Thank you for reading my letter. If you do decide to stop by for a visit, we can't promise you much, but we can treat you to a nice helping of delicious Minnesota style, tater-tot hotdish! I hope this finds you both well. May God continue to bless you and have a most wonderful day.
Mandy Johnson, volunteer coordinator