Disaster Response

CBF Disaster Response invites day volunteers to aid Cultivate Abundance ministry in Florida

October 3, 2022

By Aaron Weaver

DECATUR, Ga. — Cultivate Abundance, a migrant farmworker ministry of CBF field personnel Rick Burnette based in Immokalee, Fla., experienced severe loss of gardens used to feed immigrant and migrant workers through Mission Peniel, as a result of Hurricane Ian.

Volunteers are urgently needed to clean-up and restore the gardens after the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian, according to CBF Disaster Response Manager Daynette Snead. Due to the lack of available housing, CBF Disaster Response is only seeking day volunteers, preferably those able to travel to the location and return to their homes in the evening.

As lodging opportunities become available, CBF Disaster Response will extend this request to volunteers for overnight stays. Volunteers are also asked to bring their gardening and related equipment including shoves, hoes, rakes, chainsaws, tillers, wheelbarrows and trash bags due to a shortage of supplies in the area.

Day volunteers can signup here.

Please give generously to support the Hurricane Ian relief efforts at www.cbf.net/dr-give.

“The ministry of Cultivate Abundance provides food for our neighbors in need who work to harvest that abundance,” Snead said. “Volunteers will serve to restore these vegetable and fruit gardens so that we can begin again providing much-needed nutrition and feeding to our neighbors in need. This urgent response is an immediate need.”

Burnette and Cultivate Abundance are a focus of the 2022-2023 Offering for Global Missions Campaign. Watch a video below to learn more about the work of Cultivate Abundance and visit www.cbf.net/ogm to access additional videos about Burnette’s ministry.


CBF is a Christian network that helps people put their faith to practice through ministry eff­orts, global missions and a broad community of support. The Fellowship’s mission is to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission.

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