IFB donates $10,000 to help fund Illinois tornado disaster relief
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[December 03, 2013]
BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Farm
Bureau will donate $10,000 toward disaster relief for Illinois
communities affected by the Nov. 17 tornadoes.
Illinois Farm Bureau President Philip Nelson said the donation
will help provide food, clothing and any other necessary
supplies for families in Washington, Brookport, Gifford and
other communities affected by the rare tornado outbreak this
"We're pleased to be able to make this donation to
communities across the state devastated by the tornadoes earlier
this month," Nelson said. "We know it's difficult for so many
families, especially with the holidays approaching, and it's our
hope this donation will be useful for those left with so
The board voted unanimously during its regularly scheduled
meeting Nov. 20-22 to make the donation.
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The donation, given to the American Red Cross of the Heartland,
was made with the stipulation that all funds be used for central
Illinois tornado relief.
[Text from file received from
Illinois Farm Bureau]
The Illinois Farm Bureau is a member
of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization
of farmers and ranchers. Founded in 1916, IFB is a nonprofit,
membership organization directed by farmers who join through
their county Farm Bureau. IFB has a total membership of more
than 400,000, a voting membership of more than 82,000 and
represents 3 out of 4 Illinois farmers.