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Farmers now have chance to direct $3.3 million to American nonprofits PDF Print E-mail
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Farmers now have the opportunity to contribute $3.3 million to organizations in their communities. To honor and support the tradition of service organizations in rural America, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit organizations. The program, which kicked off its fifth year on Aug. 1, benefits 1,324 counties across 40 states.

Organizations that received funding in the past include fire departments, food pantries, community groups and youth service programs like FFA and 4-H.

In the smaller, rural communities where this program operates, a donation like this can make a difference in dozens of lives. The results include better-equipped volunteer fire departments, food pantries stocked with more fresh produce, improved meeting halls and fairgrounds and opportunities for youth leadership development.

 

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Holyoke Enterprise Aug. 7, 2014