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 fall.
"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 little."
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.