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Farm Credit of the Virginias Makes $15,000 Christmas Donation to Local Charities

This month, Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that provides financing to farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, is pledging a Christmas donation of $15,000 which will be divided amongst 19 charities local to their tristate territory.

The annual holiday donation is made on behalf of their valued customer-owners and business affiliates. The recipients include several Toys for Tots locations, community farms, food banks and homeless shelters which support the rural communities in their 96-county footprint. 

Farm Credit team members present holiday donation to Valley Open Doors Director of Shelter Operations, Ashley Robinson.

Brad Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit of the Virginias, said, “Our association is proud to back these organizations and support their endeavors to strengthen the rural communities we serve. Each of the programs selected this year bring good people together to achieve a greater common good. We’re honored to play a small role in advancing their efforts.”

The following organizations received a holiday donation on behalf of Farm Credit of the Virginias' customer-owners and business affiliates:

  • God’s Pit Crew (Danville, VA)
  • Franklin County Humane Society (Rocky Mount, VA)
  • Bedford Christian Ministries (Bedford, VA)
  • Hampshire County Sheriff’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive (Romney, WV)
  • House of Hope (Oakland, MD)
  • Central WV Community Action (Clarksburg, WV)
  • Ripley Rotary Toys for Tots (Ripley, WV)
  • The Jane Jones Food Pantry (South Boston, VA)
  • Healing Strides (Boones Mill, VA)
  • Fauquier SPCA (Midland, VA)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
  • JK Community Farm (Purcellville, VA)
  • Open Doors Homeless Shelter (Harrisonburg, VA)
  • Our Community Place (Harrisonburg, VA)
  • Boys Home of Virginia (Covington, VA)
  • Creative Works Farm (Waynesboro, VA)
  • Project Grows (Staunton, VA)
  • Toys for Happiness (Petersburg, WV)
  • Toys for Tots (Lewisburg, WV)

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $2 billion dollars in financing to more than 12,000 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

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