East Tennessee family farm raising hurricane relief money from pumpkin sales

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Hyde Farms in Greenback is helping to collect funds for Hurricane Florence relief efforts. All of the proceeds from pumpkin sales in October will go toward people in need. 

“All their clothes are ruined. All their groceries are gone,” said Mitchell Hyde, the owner of Hyde Farms. “The flood was seven feet deep in some houses. That’s nothing we can imagine.”

Weeks after the storm, thousands of people are still struggling. Hyde doesn’t want us to forget our neighbors. He’s raising money with his pumpkin patch to help those who don’t have insurance or are in need of supplies. He also plans to match up to $10,000 of the donations. 

Hyde adds, “So many times we’re so selfish and we want to just take care of ourselves and we need to be taking care of other people.”

Other than money, Hyde will also give out produce and meat products from his farm. He will hand deliver everything to a church near the coast at the beginning of November. 

“Sometimes they just need hope. So if we can bring a little hope, maybe we can help somebody other than just helping ourselves,” said Hyde. 

The owner of Hyde Farms says they have already raised nearly $1,000 from pumpkin sales this week. They will be collecting donations until the end of October at their location on Highway 411 South in Greenback.

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