Richland County 4-H Members Donate Fund to the Garfield County Fire Relief Fund
October 11, 2017 | View PDF
During the 2017 Richland County Fair and Rodeo members of the Richland County 4-H Program donated funds to help those who were affected by the fires in Garfield County this year. Members who chose to donate gave a portion of their market livestock proceeds to help out their neighbors. Many of the youth who donated said that this was something that they really wanted to do to help out those in need. Collectively the youth donated $1145 to the Garfield County Fire Relief Fund. To join in that there were multiple 4-H clubs who also donated funds to the fire relief efforts. 4-H prides itself on teaching youth the importance of giving back and helping those in need. According to the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a study conducted by Tufts University, youth who are involved in the 4-H program are four times more likely to make contributions to their community compared to their peers. Richland County can be very proud of their 4-H members for always helping those in need.