Farm Credit Team Donates more than 12,000 Pounds of Clothing

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The staff at Farm Credit Mid-America, an agricultural lender serving farmers and rural residents throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, collectively donated more than 12,000 pounds of clothing to two organizations – South Central Growers’ Foundation Double Harvest and G.O. Ministries.

The staff at Farm Credit Mid-America, an agricultural lender serving farmers and rural residents throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, collectively donated more than 12,000 pounds of clothing to two organizations – South Central Growers’ Foundation Double Harvest and G.O. Ministries. Both specialize in global outreach and community building in third world countries. The donation came as a result of a rebranding strategy that involved the redesign of Farm Credit’s corporate logo. With more than 1,000 employees, there was a good deal of dated clothing that needed to be replaced.

“It only takes one person to make a difference. And at Farm Credit each team member is committed to making a difference. We truly have strength in numbers,” said Matt Neal, regional vice president, Farm Credit. Neal played a pivotal role in orchestrating the donation of clothing to Double Harvest. “Reinvigorating our brand gave us the unexpected opportunity to give back in the form of donated clothing.”

Double Harvest and G.O. Ministries recently traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to deliver the clothing donations and assist the communities.

“We are putting a fresh coat of paint on our organization and strengthening our brand. As farms and rural communities change, we have to change,” said Bill Johnson, president and CEO, Farm Credit. “We value our customers, integrity, team focus and innovation. Giving to those in need will always comfortably fall within that vision. In the future we will continue looking for opportunities such as this to assist those in need.”

G.O. Ministries looks to provide opportunities through global outreach by providing educational development, sports outreach programs, implementing water purification systems, medical clinics and more. To find out more about G.O. Ministries, visit http://www.go-ministries.org.

South Central Growers’ Foundation, Double Harvest, operates in third world countries to establish and develop agricultural projects by providing capital resources and implementing best practices to increase food production. For more information about Double Harvest, visit http://www.doubleharvest.org.

About Farm Credit Mid-America

Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is an $18.4 billion financial services cooperative serving more than 96,500 farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The association provides loans for all farm and rural living purposes including real estate, operating equipment and housing and related services such as crop insurance, and vehicle, equipment and building leases. For more information about Farm Credit, call 1-800-444-FARM or visit them on the web at http://www.e-farmcredit.com.

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