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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 home and landowners in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, pledged a Christmas donation of $15,000 which was divided amongst 25 charities local to their tristate territory. The annual donation was made on behalf of the association's customer-owners and business affiliates.

The following charitable organizations received a Christmas donation from the cooperative:

  • Renewing Homes of Greater Augusta – Staunton, VA
  • Valley Open Doors Homeless Shelter – Harrisonburg, VA
  • Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County – Harrisonburg, VA
  • Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. – Lexington, VA
  • Grace A LOT Ministries – Chatham, VA
  • Jane Jones Food Pantry – South Boston, VA
  • Society of St. Andrews – Big Island, VA
  • Bedford Farmer’s Market – Bedford, VA
  • We Care of Franklin County – Rocky Mount, VA
  • Minority Veterans and Farmers of the Piedmont – Brandy Station, VA
  • Virginia Tech Chapter of Cultivating Change Foundation -  Blacksburg, VA
  • Mineral County Family Resource Network Toys for Joy – Keyser, WV
  • Savannah’s Closet – Ravenswood, WV
  • Preston County Workshop – Reedsville, WV
  • Harrison County Livestock Association – Lost Creek, WV
  • Toys for Happiness – Moorefield, WV
  • Wythe County Social Services – Wytheville, VA
  • The Barns at Blue Mountain – Abingdon, VA
  • Bonsack Baptist Church – Roanoke, VA
  • Toys for Tots – Rainelle, WV
  • Boulder Crest Foundation – Bluemont, VA
  • Fauquier Education Farm – Warrenton, VA
  • Albemarle County 4-H – Charlottesville, VA
  • Orange County Animal Shelter – Orange, VA
  • Culpeper Toy Chest – Culpeper, VA

Brad Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit of the Virginias, said, “Our association is proud to support these organizations and their meaningful contributions to the communities we serve. Each of the organizations that were selected bring together good people to strengthen our rural communities and achieve a greater common good. Most importantly, we cherish the opportunity to support these organizations on behalf of our customer-owners, without whom our contributions would not be possible."

About Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $2 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

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