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While the Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project is dedicated to bringing awareness to those who tragically get injured on the job, we also wanted to bring awareness to those injured in the line of duty whether as a police officer, military, or in the private security field. Disability can happen in so many cases of human interaction, not just in the farming, agriculture, and medical field.
Bodyguards and security guards also suffer unfortunate accidents through incredible acts of bravery in situations of great danger or terror. With all of the violence going on in our country right now, we wanted to take a moment to recognize their contribution, bravery, and sacrifice.
There are many fantastic places to help and support these brave security officers, military personnel, and police patrol throughout the U.S. including major cities such as Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, NYC, and Miami. The Wounded Warrior Project is a good place to start, and another great resource is CNBC’s article on top 10 charities to support veterans if you are looking for more ways to show your love.
The Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project (MAAP) is excited about working with and supporting farmers with physical limitations and health conditions. The reason is that “when a disability strikes a farm family, everything changes except perhaps the desire to continue farming.” Farmers want to continue to make their livelihoods on their farm and lead successful careers in agriculture.
MAAP helps farmers tackle the health challenges that sometimes come with farming like: amputation, arthritis, chronic back pain, hearing and visual impairment, respiratory problems, head injuries, stress and other disabling conditions.
MAAP and its partners are focused on providing resources, ideas and services so that farmers can continue to farm. Our organization encourages growth and a spirit of independence in agriculture. It is having no “no-limit” type of thinking and a spirit of “I can do this.”
Farmers are encouraged to visit the Contact Us page and contact the Case Manager in your area for more information about the project. Please don’t hesitate to call or email me or the MAAP Staff if you have any questions. Agrability can provide solutions, remove barriers and help preserve your way of life.
Ron Jester, P.E.
Project Director, MAAP
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