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Farm Rescue to Receive Matching Funds from Otto Bremer Foundation
USAgNet - 03/05/2014

Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting and harvesting assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, received a "one for one" grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The Otto Bremer Foundation will award one dollar to Farm Rescue for each dollar donated by new sponsors, grantors and individual donors, up to $35,000.

Farm Rescue helped a record number of farm families in 2013 and plans for another successful year of helping farm families who have experienced major injury, illnesses or natural disasters. 50 farm families were helped in 2013, bringing the total number of families helped since the inception of Farm Rescue to 252.

The Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer Bank were one of the first sponsors of Farm Rescue and continue to be strong supporters of helping farm families through the nonprofit organization. In 2013, Bremer Bank donated $25,000 and the Otto Bremer Foundation donated $75,000, for a cumulative donation of $100,000.

"Farm Rescue is pleased to announce one-for-one matching funds from the Otto Bremer Foundation, " said Bill Gross, Farm Rescue president and founder. "We are asking potential donors to step forward and help us maximize the full potential of the available funding so we may help additional farm families who have experienced unexpected crises in 2014."

"The Otto Bremer Foundation is pleased to support Farm Rescue," said Charlotte Johnson, Otto Bremer Foundation trustee. "It provides an important structure for volunteers to help farm families avoid economic hardship."

Farm Rescue was founded in 2006 and has helped 252 families since its inception. The organization's mission is to help farmers who have experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to plant or harvest their crop. Farm Rescue provides assistance to farm families in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, and Iowa. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 planting season, which can be obtained at 701-252-2017 or www.farmrescue.org .

Created in 1944, the Otto Bremer Foundation assists people in achieving full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities.

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