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Greg Gibson, Coordinator
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or 601-977-4154
email: ggibson@msfb.org

 

April 29, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Relief Fund accepting donations for ag producers affected by tornado

The devastating tornado of this past weekend created a huge need for the agriculture community. While there are many agencies that do a tremendous job for relief for homeowners and reestablishing family units, there is only one organization that focuses on the agriculture community. Mississippi Farm Bureau® Federation established a 501(c) foundation for the purpose of assisting to restore ag producers who were disaster victims during the Katrina years.

This foundation is still active and is soliciting funds from those people who want to help producers who have had their businesses and equipment destroyed as the result of the tornado that passed through Mississippi last weekend. The damages are enormous to the farm community and will certainly impact the ability individual producers have to remain in business. The monies that are collected are tax deductible, and 100% of the collections will be given to producers who have had their livelihood uprooted and are struggling to stay in business.

The farm community is most appreciative of the public support it receives in times of disaster. Remember that all donations are 100% tax deductible and every dollar collected will go to a victim of this past week’s tornado.

Mail your donations to:
MFB Foundation and Relief Fund
Attention Billy Davis
P. O. Box 1972
Jackson, MS 39215.

 

 

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