The North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation donated more than $27,000 in flood relief checks to rural fire departments and the Souris Valley United Way during the 69thNorth Dakota Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-19 at the Grand International in Minot.
Representatives from the Velva, Burlington, Sawyer and Tolley fire departments were on hand to receive $5,000 checks to help in flood recovery efforts in their communities.
“As Farm Bureau, we recognize the value of volunteers and the outstanding work they do,” said NDFB President Doyle Johannes. “That is why we are so proud to present these checks to your volunteer fire departments, for all the selfless hours of service you provide your communities.”
Jim Olson, KXMC news director, was also on hand to accept a check for $7,500 for the Souris Valley United Way.
The NDFB Foundation received generous donations from Dow AgroSciences through The Dow Chemical Company Foundation and FBL Financial Group.