MYRTLE BEACH, SC, March 16, 2016 – Red Cross of Eastern SC has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer Samuel Anderson of Horry County. The donation will help the organization help provide support to local families after they have experienced a home fire.
Samuel Anderson chose to donate to the Red Cross of Eastern SC to assist survivors of home fires. Locally the Red Cross helps more than 1,000 people a year after home fires.
“The Red Cross would like to sincerely thank Samuel Anderson for his donation and support,” said Nanci Conley, executive director for the American Red Cross of Eastern SC. “This generous donation will enable the Red Cross to help even more families in their time of need.”
For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers will direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.