Decatur County farmer donates to local Humane Society

Published 3:26 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Local farmer, Randyl Godwin, recently directed a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to Bainbridge Decatur County Humane Society.

BDCHS will use the funds to help cover overhead costs associated with the care of the animals housed within the facility. This will include the cost of necessary vaccinations that are given upon intake and food supply needs.

“We are so very honored and humbled that Mr. Godwin thought of our organization for this much needed donation. It will go a long way in our efforts to ‘Help the Helpless’ and we cannot say thank you enough!” said Ashley White, Shelter Director at BDCHS.

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Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $57 million to nonprofits, aspiring ag students and public schools across rural America. Farmers know the needs of their communities best, so the America’s Farmers programs rely on them to help identify the most worthy causes.

The Grow Communities program partners with farmers across the country to provide nonprofit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities. Each August, farmers can enter for the chance to direct a $2,500 Grow Communities donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice. Farmers have directed donations to food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others that reflect the spirit and support the vibrancy of rural America.

“Farmers truly understand the needs of their communities and where the opportunities to strengthen them exist. We partner with them to identify the nonprofit organizations that benefit from Grow Communities donations,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president. “Each donation shines a light on the organizations that are making a positive difference in rural communities across the country. Bayer Fund is proud to partner with farmers to give back in rural America.”

To learn how you can be an America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit The America’s Farmers Grow Communities 2021 program will kick off on August 1, 2020, and farmers will once again have the opportunity to enroll for a chance to direct a donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice.