Farm Credit of the Virginias Distributes $6,500 to Regional Institutions Supporting Rural Communities
In May, Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV) launched a service initiative distributing a total of $6500 to essential institutions serving its rural communities across its footprint spanning Virginia, West Virginia, and western Maryland.
In an effort to support its rural communities, particularly those individuals working in essential roles and on the front lines of the healthcare and food security workforce, the FCV executive leadership team approved funding for each of its branch locations to provide a $250 monetary donation to a local organization of their choice or provide meals to local first-responder units or institutions benefiting the community in their footprint.
Robert Frazee, Interim CEO, shared, “We’re fortunate to be in a financial position that allows us to provide support to our community, particularly during difficult times. Words cannot express our appreciation for the essential workers and institutions that have strengthened our rural communities since the onset of the coronavirus, and long before it. From the healthcare units and first-responder’s diligent stewardship of public health, to the farmers and food banks lending food security, all have played a role in our shared journey dealing with this pandemic. This service initiative is our small gesture of thanks.”
The list of local beneficiaries included the Prince William Area Disaster Relief Fund, Bedford VA Farmer's Market, Feeding Seniors/Saving Businesses, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Botetourt Resource Center Inc., Central WV Community Action, Feeding America Southwest Virginia, Food for Preston, God's Pit Crew, Harvest Child Care Ministries, Local Food Hub, Love Outreach Food Pantry, WVU Jackson General Hospital, South Boston Police Department, Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, RMH Nuclear, Hardy County Sheriff's Department, Hampshire County Sheriff's Department, G&W Ambulance Service, Madison Emergency Services Association Food Pantry, Open Door Café, Piedmont Environmental Council, Rockbridge SPCA, The Ampersand Pantry Project, Franklin County Giving Gardens, and more.
About Farm Credit of the Virginias
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them. In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com.