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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.

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