Farm Aid Provides Disaster Relief For Midwestern Family Farms
June 23, 2008 at 6:57 AM (PT)
FARM AID, which provides emergency assistance to family farms, activated its FAMILY FARM DISASTER FUND last WEDNESDAY (6/18) to get immediate relief from flood damage to farmers in IOWA, WISCONSIN and across the MIDWEST. FARM AID President/Founder WILLIE NELSON distributed the first grant on SATURDAY (6/21) to the IOWA GRASSROOTS COALITION. More than $40,000 has already been donated by several individuals and organizations.
NELSON said: "Our hearts go out to the folks all along the MISSISSIPPI who are being affected by the severe floods that have taken out towns and farms in IOWA and WISCONSIN. At FARM AID, we have had friends in these communities for 23 years who can deliver immediate support to family farmers, getting them back on the land, growing good food for all of us."
To contribute to the FAMILY FARM DISASTER FUND, visit www.farmaid.org.