Hurricane recoveries get $52K boost

By: Staff Report

FAYETTEVILLE — Relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently received a big budgetary boost from members of Farm Credit Associations.

Employees and directors of Ag Carolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm donated $26,000. Farm Credit matched the employee funds for a total of $52,000. The money was sent to Samaritan’s Purse to be distributed as necessary.

“Samaritan’s Purse is grateful for Farm Credit and their employees who’ve made a very generous gift in support of our work responding to the recent hurricanes that have affected Texas, Florida and the Caribbean,” said Jim Loscheider, vice president of Donor Ministries. “Our work is intense and important. Having Farm Credit come along side of us by supporting our work and the victims of these storms financially is a huge blessing to the people and communities affected. We thank the Lord for you all.”

Samaritan’s Purse set up five disaster relief units in Texas to equip staff and volunteers as they served residents recovering from Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Samaritan’s Purse delivered critically needed supplies to storm survivors and families affected by Hurricane Irma.

Staff Report