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County farmer supports fire dept. through AFGC
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:52 AM

GROVER HILL – Local farmer Pam Eddy has directed a $2,500 donation to the Grover Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the department purchase new protective equipment.

Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

When asked why she chose the organization, Eddy said, “I think they do a great job. We have had a couple of house fires and they were there to help us.”

America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like the Grover Hill Volunteer Fire Department, who are doing important work in their communities. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The search for funding to sustain and enhance programs is a year-round job for nonprofit organizations across the country. Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated over $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the important contributions of farmers like Pam Eddy.

For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit