Flat Point Farm reaches fundraising goal in less than 24 hours

A fundraiser for Flat Point Farm will be held at Ag Hall on Saturday, April 6 from 5:30-10 pm. - File photo

Updated March 27

In a single day, generous donors came together and raised more than $50,000, and counting, on GoFundMe to help rebuild Flat Point Farm in West Tisbury after a devastating fire wiped out dozens of animals and destroyed a barn.

But in less than 24 hours, the tragedy was overwhelmed by an outpouring of support from Islanders and people with a connection to the farm. As of 1 pm Wednesday, $112,598 has been raised by 809 people. Donations range from $10 to $1,000, and even $10,000.

Along with the GoFundMe page, Brian Athearn, president of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, told The Times the Ag Society has a potluck dinner fundraiser planned for Saturday, April 6. The dinner will be open to the public.

The GoFundMe page is still accepting donations. Anyone interested in donating can visit bit.ly/flatpointfarm.

Updated with presstime total contributions.


  1. This is great for them!!! BUT I have seen several island people that needed help with their GoFundMe accounts (it’s always medical reasons) and sometimes these people don’t reach their goals or only collect a small portion of what they truly need.

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