Farm Credit East announced that their Farm Credit East Cares program will begin accepting donations to assist farm-related efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Farm Credit East and CoBank have agreed to contribute $25,000 each, for a total of $50,000, as seed funds to assist with recovery efforts.
"Many farm families and their communities have suffered hardships as a result of this tragedy," said Farm Credit East CEO Bill Lipinski. "It will take time for many of these communities to rebuild. We hope these contributions to farm-related efforts can assist in recovery."
Farm Credit East Cares will distribute the funds raised to farm and food-related efforts in New York, New Jersey and parts of New England that are suffering from the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Funds will be provided to organizations working directly with impacted farms in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, as well as organizations supported by the farm community that are helping devastated nonfarm communities and individuals recover from this tragedy. This includes food distribution and feeding efforts in the affected area. In some cases, contributions may be made directly to farm families.
Individuals and organizations interested in contributing to Farm Credit East Cares can do so by sending a check to Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202, or by visiting https://mygiving.cnycf.org/farmcrediteast
to make a contribution by credit card.