Cultivate the soil to help heal the spirit


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

32400 Harris RdGrayslake, IL 60030

In the service of the men and women who have served our Country.

About

Agriculture will be the means to providing horticulture therapy (which has been demonstrated as a prudent treatment modality for anyone struggling with PTSD or Moral injury issues), peer-to-peer support and employment skills for men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

The United Relief Foundation is involved in assisting our new Hope and Help Partner, Growing Healthy Veterans, in starting their organization, structuring a Veterans support program model locally and eventually duplicating that program Nationwide, and in late April the Prairie Crossing project in Grayslake will begin, continuing until late fall.

The Prairie Crossing project will "farm" plots donated by the Liberty Prairie Foundation and there is a need for volunteers to cultivate, plant, nurture and harvest together with Veterans.

Also, support is needed for the attainment (donation or purchase) of necessities: seed, manure, shovels, etc.

To assure that you (or your group) have a rewarding experience and not disappointed, the United Relief Foundation shall assist in the coordination of your generous engagement.

Skills

  • Gardening
  • Farming

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • At least one hour

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