Farm Credit East is encouraging farm families impacted by Hurricane Sandy to apply for a donation from the Farm Credit East Cares program. This program is providing personal donations of up to $500 to assist farm families that suffered damage or loss as a result of this natural disaster and is also making contributions to food banks.
Farm Credit East also reported today that Northwest Farm Credit Services has donated $15,000 to support Farm Credit East Cares efforts relating to Hurricane Sandy. Northwest Farm Credit Services serves agriculture, commercial fishing and forest product producers in the Northwest states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Farm Credit East partners closely with Northwest Farm Credit Services on lending activities, knowledge exchange programs and board training activities.
"Northwest Farm Credit Services is a great partner for Farm Credit East. Both from a business perspective and now with their support of Farm Credit East Cares, Northwest Farm Credit is an organization with outstanding leadership and commitment to agriculture," said Farm Credit East CEO Bill Lipinski. "With their help we will be able to provide additional financial assistance to food banks involved in serving those impacted by Hurricane Sandy and to farm families." Farm Credit East Cares is supported by contributions from individuals, as well as contributions from Farm Credit East and CoBank.
Farm families within the states of New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island that were directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy and have experienced damage and/or losses in excess of $10,000 as a result of Hurricane Sandy are encouraged to apply for Farm Credit East Cares. It is not limited to Farm Credit East customers. For more information, or to submit an application, please visit FarmCreditEast.com
or a local Farm Credit East office. All applications need to be received to Farm Credit East by Friday, December 7, 2012.