Upcoming Event:
Pot Luck Dinner Saturday, April 12, 2013 6 - 8 pm
Saratoga Apple, Schuylerville NY

THE JOSEPH GARRICKS FUND


Dear Friends of Joseph,                                                                    

    This past September, Joseph was admitted to Saratoga Hospital with severe back pain. Thinking he had strained his muscles lifting crates of apples, he received the frightening diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer.

    Joseph is a native of Jamaica, and for the past 18 years has been working several months each year at Saratoga Apple in Schuylerville. All who know Joseph can testify of his generous nature, his diligent work ethic, and his infectious smile. He has been supporting his extended family in Jamaica since age 14. Now it is time for us to support him.

    As a migrant worker, Joseph has no health insurance coverage, and is not eligible for government health benefits. Joseph's wife Gloria, who is in Jamaica, earnestly desires to be able to visit him here. In the future, it is expected that he will not be able to work his usual 12 hours every day. All of this requires money.

    Anyone who is now enduring this disease, has endured it, or has comforted a loved one, knows what a trying time this is. Joseph is sustained now by the love of his family and friends, and his faith in God. Helping him financially can remove a large burden he is carrying. If Joseph has ever showed a kindness to you, or even if you have never met or seen him, consider this helping hand. If you believe that we reap what we sow, this is your chance to sow to Joseph. He has sown to many, and may he now reap from his kindness.

March, 2014 update: Thanks to the generosity of friends and strangers alike, Joseph is currently undergoing chemotherapy for his cancer. He is holding his own and aside from a few days each month to recover from treatment, he is feeling well. However, due to his medical needs, he has been unable to return to his home in Jamaica as he would normally do during the winter. Fortunately, your kind contributions have allowed his wife Gloria to join him here in the US to be with him during this struggle. While this is all very positive, due to his health and his current immigration status, he cannot work this season at Saratoga Apple. Faced as he is with no income, but with family and home to support, his need for our help continues. Please consider a donation. Joseph would also be blessed to see you at the upcoming "pot luck dinner" at Saratoga Apple.

Below is some video from the November 2nd fundraiser. Thanks to all who attended!


Fund for Joseph from Myriad Productions on Vimeo.





PLEASE SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO
THE JOSEPH GARRICKS FUND
PO BOX 74
SCHUYLERVILLE, NY 12871
or
MAKE YOUR DONATION WITH PAYPAL



Call 518-232-9968 for further information
Or send email to: info@fundforjoseph.com



Saturday, April 12, 2013 6 - 8 pm
Saratoga Apple
Route 29, Schuylerville, NY

POT LUCK DINNER

Call 518-232-9968 for information