Local farmer Chris Moller recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity. Mitchell Habitat will use the funds to provide a safe, decent, and affordable home for a family in need of shelter in the Mitchell region.
“We were pleasantly surprised to learn Chris had nominated us for this grant! We appreciate his research into our organization and his determination that we were worthy to be nominated. This award will help us continue to work to make sure everyone in the Mitchell region has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home!” said Anessa Klumb, Mitchell Habitat Executive Director.
Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $59 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America. Farmers are leaders in their communities, which is why America’s Farmers programs rely on them to help identify the most worthy causes.
Dedicated to making a difference in rural farming communities, the Grow Communities program asks farmers across the country to participate by nominating nonprofit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities. Last August, farmers entered for the chance to direct a $2,500 Grow Communities donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice. Farmers have directed donations to food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others that reflect the spirit and support the vibrancy of rural America.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, including those in rural regions, and farmers play a critical role in helping communities overcome challenges, like the ones we’re currently facing” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president. “Bayer Fund is proud to work side-by-side with farmers to identify local eligible nonprofit organizations that are able to provide their residents with solutions that leave a lasting impact.”