Here is an opportunity to contribute to relief fund for farmers

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is your opportunity to donate to charitable organizations that matter most to you. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture will be participating in Georgia Gives Day on Giving Tuesday to raise money for farmers affected by Hurricane Michael.
The GFB Foundation for Agriculture established a relief fund to aid farmers across south and central Georgia who, collectively, as an industry, experienced a $2.5 billion loss that continues to grow. Row crops, pecan orchards, vegetable crops, poultry houses, farm equipment and barns were devastated by storm damage.
“For so many farmers and ranchers, months and years of hard work were undone in a matter of moments, courtesy of Hurricane Michael . . . farmers have lost homes and priceless possessions. For some, their livelihoods are gone and their sense of security destroyed. Many of our communities, especially in southwest Georgia, are reeling,” GFB President Gerald Long said.
Georgia Gives Day provides an opportunity to grow giving efforts and increase awareness for farmers in need. During certain hours of this day, donations to the GFB Foundation for Agriculture will be doubled and even tripled. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits, which organizes the #GAGives on #GivingTuesday campaign, will offer additional incentives for all participating nonprofits. Their highly visible and vital campaigns offer every Georgia nonprofit the chance to be part of a worldwide end-of-year giving-season kickoff. Last year, #GAGives on #GivingTuesday was a record day of generosity in our state, raising $6.8 million for more than 3,000 participating nonprofits.
Tremendous momentum for GFB’s storm relief fund cause has already begun with support from the following partners: Farm Bureau Bank, Georgia Forestry Association, Georgia’s EMCs, James-Bates-Brannan-Groover and McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co. Each company/organization has pledged $10,000 or more to be used during “Power Hours” and “Challenges” throughout the day.
The Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture hopes to raise more than $80,000 for Georgia farmers on Giving Tuesday. More information about the unique giving challenges can be found at gfb.ag/stormrelief.
One hundred percent of the donations to this fund will be dispersed to Georgians, farmers and ranchers across the state who have been affected by the devastation.

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