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Farm Rescue receives record donations

Farm Rescue combine harvesting wheat
TO THE RESCUE: Farm Rescue volunteers fly the fly on the combine as they harvest wheat for a farm family in need.
On Giving Hearts Day, donors give more than $28,000 for Farm Rescue’s assistance to farm families in a crisis.

Farm Rescue received a record $28,324.12 from donors during the Giving Hearts Day on Feb. 8.

Farm Rescue is a nonprofit organization that provides planting, harvesting, haying and hay hauling assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Iowa who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster.

Giving Hearts Day is an annual, 24-hour online fundraising appeal.

Farm Rescue had its busiest year in 2017. It helped 125 farm and ranch families. Since it began in 2006, Farm Rescue and its volunteers have come to the aid of more than 525 farm families. With the help of its sponsors, Farm Rescue provides necessary equipment and manpower to plant, hay or harvest crops for families. Livestock feeding assistance is also available to ranchers.

"The compassion and generosity shown by donors on Giving Hearts Day is truly wonderful." says Bill Gross, Farm Rescue’s founder and president. "It has a very positive impact on our ability to continue helping farm and ranch families throughout the region. Thank you to all who support our altruistic mission."

For more information, see farmrescue.org.

Source: Farm Rescue

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