Catawba church hosts fundraiser to support a farmer recovering from a farming accident

CATAWBA, Virginia. – Hundreds of people bought a barbecue meal on Sunday to support a Catawba farmer recovering from a brutal accident.

28-year-old Jesse Sowers is recovering from some serious injuries after a Labor Day agricultural accident.

To help cover medical expenses, Shiloh Union Church held a hot dog food fundraiser.

With hundreds in line and donations reaching as far as New Jersey, Shiloh Union Church treasurer Pam Garman is grateful for the great support.

“We have people here from Roanoke, Salem, Blacksburg, New Castle and everywhere who come to support someone they probably don’t even know,” she said. “But they know it’s for a good cause and that the money will be used wisely. And it just shows that there are still some good people in this world. “

To donate, write checks to the Church at 8870 Newport Road, Catawba, VA 24070 with the completed memo as Jesse Sowers Fund.

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