The Wal-Mart Foundation today presented Farm Rescue with $50,000.
Arch Allison, market manager for Wal-Mart in North Dakota, presented the check to Bill Gross, founder of Farm Rescue, at the Jamestown, N.D., Wal-Mart.
The money will help Farm Rescue pay costs associated with planting and harvesting crops for farm families that are unable to do so because of a major illness, injury or natural disaster.
Since Farm Rescue was founded in 2006, it has assisted 67 farm families, primarily in North Dakota.
"Wal-Mart's donation to Farm Rescue is the perfect example of a responsible retailer giving back to rural communities," said Gross in a statement. "It indicates the company's genuine commitment to helping people throughout North Dakota."
The donation was a part of a new Wal-Mart Foundation program called the State Giving Program. Non-profit organizations in North Dakota that have 501 (c) (3) statuses under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code are eligible to apply for funding through the Wal-Mart Foundation. Under this program, a council of local Wal-Mart associates and managers review applications and award contributions.
In 2007, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and the Wal-Mart Foundation gave $296 million to communities across the United States.
To learn more, visit www.walmartstores.com/community and www.farmrescue.org.
Source: Farm Rescue