The Refugee Empowerment Agricultural Program (REAP), an initiative of Refugee Response, operates at the Ohio City Farm, which helps refugees in northeastern Ohio by providing them with employment, education, and training. They received a $2,780 grant to purchase two new walk-behind tractor attachments, a power harrower, and bed shaper. Unfortunately, Ohio City Farm didn’t receive their equipment in time for the beginning of the 2018 season—it will be utilized in 2019.
“The equipment procured through the generous support of The FruitGuys Community Fund will prove critical for our farm operations moving forward. It will drastically reduce the labor required to typically conduct these farm-based activities.” —Patrick Kearns, executive director, Refugee Response