Missling presents in Missouri on behalf of NDFB Foundation

Created: 3/01/10 (Mon) | Topic: Education

In North Dakota, when the going gets tough, the tough pull together.

That was the message North Dakota Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling shared with those attending the Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association meeting in Columbia, Missouri, February 27.

Missling spoke on behalf of the North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation, which served as a clearinghouse for donations to North Dakota communities impacted by the spring floods of 2009.

The Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association was one of the contributors to the NDFB Foundation’s Buy a Sandbag for a Buck campaign for flood relief.

“Our foundation collected and distributed nearly $150,000 to communities hit by last year’s floods all over North Dakota,” Missling said. “I was also personally involved and witness to the outstanding efforts of those who spent countless hours sandbagging along the Red River and ultimately saved Fargo from what could have been one of the worst floods ever.

“But while Fargo received national attention,” Missling added, “many smaller communities impacted by Missouri River tributary flooding went largely unnoticed. That’s where our Foundation’s Buy a Sandbag for a Buck really made an impact. From helping Linton residents recover from Beaver Creek flooding, to fencing projects in Grant and Sioux counties along the Cannonball River, the Foundation was able to help speed the recovery process for a number of communities.”

The NDFB Foundation was established by the North Dakota Farm Bureau Board of Directors in 2002. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

Directors of the Foundation are members of the North Dakota Farm Bureau board of directors. North Dakota Farm Bureau is a voluntary, general agriculture organization.

The Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association represents levee and drainage districts along the Missouri River and its tributaries. Membership consists of levee and drainage districts businesses, associations and individuals interested in the operations and issues surrounding the Missouri River.

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