Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
Agricultural News and Information
Greg Gibson, Coordinator
Public Relations / Multimedia
1-800-227-8244 ext. 4154
April 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Relief Fund accepting donations for ag producers affected by tornado
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.
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
Mail your donations to:
MFB Foundation and Relief Fund
Attention Billy Davis
P. O. Box 1972
Jackson, MS 39215.
Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm
organization with more than 204,000 member-families statewide. There
are Farm Bureaus in all 82 counties in Mississippi
where agriculture comprises a fundamental part of
Mississippi 's economy.
Headquartered in Jackson
, the federation is an independent, non-profit agricultural
organization and is not associated with any arm of the government.
For more information about Farm Bureau, visit our website at www.msfb.com.