Created: 4/12/10 (Mon) | Topic: Education
NDFB Foundation: Additional flood relief donations disbursed
Even after the North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation ended its Buy a Sandbag for a Buck program for 2009 flood relief, donations kept coming in, allowing the Foundation to make two additional flood relief disbursements.
“We are extremely grateful to all our donors for the incredible outpouring of assistance to help others in need,” said NDFB Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling. “Because of additional donations, we were able to provide funds to the North Dakota National Guard Foundation and the Grandin Fire Department."
NDFB President Eric Aasmundstad is pictured presenting a check to Major General David A. Sprynczynatyk, Adjutant General of North Dakota. (National Guard photo)
The NDFB Foundation served as a “clearinghouse” for flood donations to be distributed to various state and local charitable agencies across the state, and targeted the dollars to those communities in greatest need and who were underserved.
The final two donations bring the total disbursements to $150,000.
The full list of recipients from the Buy a Sandbag for a Buck program were:
• North Dakota National Guard Foundation
• Grandin Fire Department
• Enderlin Rural Fire Protection District
• Grant County Farm Bureau
• Mercer County Unmet Needs Committee
• Stutsman County Unmet Needs Committee
• Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
• Catholic Daughters of America
• Fellowship of Christian Farmers
• Emmons County Fire and Rescue
• City and Rural Fire Department of Lisbon
• Red Cross
• Lutheran Social Services for the Neighbor Helping Neighbor Project
• Catholic Charities of North Dakota
The North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation recently received a national Award of Excellence in the first round of the 2010 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards for its 2009 flood relief program.