NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY AMERICA'S FARMERS GROW COMMUNITIES
Local farmer supports Pittsburg Salvation Army through America’s Farmers Grow Communities
PITTSBURG, Kansas (Feb. 26, 2014) – Crawford County farmer Lynn Moore has directed a $2,500 donation to the Pittsburg Salvation Army. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will allow the organization to supply the community in case of an emergency. During such times, the organization distributes necessities such as food, clothing and shelter. The funds will also help with disaster service hydration and food supplies, as well as repairing their thrift store truck bed.
Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.
“They are such a great organization that helps out the community,” said Moore. “I am honored to be able to help them provide assistance to the community when emergencies happen.”
America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Pittsburg Salvation Army, who are doing important work in their communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $13 million to more than 5,200 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like Lynn Moore.
For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com.
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