Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To support rural community outreach and education programs through aquaculture science, studies, and research.
FAF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that believes in supporting economic empowerment for individuals through education, training, and research. Our goal is to help people in rural, agricultural towns emerge out of poverty by offering them opportunities that advance their capabilities. This involves adult English and computer literacy programs, revenue-generating projects, and job training development.
We also create awareness of aquaculture and agricultural studies among middle and high school students. We have partnered with colleges and universities to develop student internship and certificate programs that emphasize hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiences with the ultimate goal of economic empowerment through education.
In addition, we actively seek grant funding for scientific research that develops technological advances and farming sustainability in both live bait and super-premium table shrimp cultivation. We are also helping build an aquaculture academy in conjunction with our primary sponsor, Florida Organic Aquaculture and a team of colleges and universities.
We have recently opened an antique, furniture, collectibles, and artwork store called BLUE CYPRESS TREASURES. We need two types of volunteers: Store helpers and trainer/mentors for our English and computer literacy programs.