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Farm credit agencies donate to hurricane relief efforts

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Carey Owens, Michelle Wilkins, Callie Copeland, Ashley Such and Danielle Pugh of the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, from left, present a donation for hurricane relief efforts to Gaylon Moss and Richard Brunson of the N.C. Baptists on Mission.

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From Contributed Reports

Sunday, March 12, 2017

AgCarolina Farm Credit in conjunction with Cape Fear Farm Credit and Carolina Farm Credit, recently donated $10,640 from employees for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in North Carolina.

A Jeans for a Cause fundraiser was available to employees during the fourth quarter of 2016. Participating employees paid $5 each Friday to wear jeans with proceeds being donated to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. More than 235 employees participated in the fundraiser throughout the state.

The donation is the sum of monetary gifts from employees of each of the three Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina. The CEOs of AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit and Carolina Farm Credit — Dave Corum, Brad Cornelius and Vance Dalton respectively — issued the following joint statement regarding the Jeans for a Cause employee fundraiser:

“Jeans for a Cause is the product of a brainstorm by our employees of how we could help those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. This donation is a clear representation of the commitment of our employees to serve our communities and fellow North Carolinians. At Farm Credit, we are proud to serve customers in the agricultural and rural communities of our state. As the CEOs of the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, it is truly an honor to represent our employees who consistently find ways to create a positive impact on fellow citizens.”

Hurricane Matthew impacted many of the people, highways, homes, businesses and farming operations throughout central and eastern North Carolina. The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina serve many of the areas affected by the disaster. The mission of the Farm Credit System is to be there for the agricultural and rural communities through good times and bad.

AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit and Carolina Farm Credit are farmer-owned financial cooperatives with headquarters in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Statesville respectively. They are the leading provider of credit to farmers in North Carolina and have more than $3.5 billion in loans and commitments outstanding to over 14,500 North Carolina farmers.

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