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Bloomington, IL - After hurricane-force winds cut across Iowa, causing widespread damage to the state, the GROWMARK Foundation is stepping up to help with donations to key relief organizations in the region.

"By now, most of us of have seen the damage to farms, communities, and homes in Iowa," said GROWMARK Corporate Communications Manager Amy Bradford, who oversees The GROWMARK Foundation. "The GROWMARK System has many employees and customers who are impacted along with so many others. This money will go to those first responders who have been working nonstop since the storm hit on August 10th."

The GROWMARK Foundation is sending $5000 grants to the Gladbrook/Lincoln Ambulance Foundation Inc., the Van Horne First Responders Inc., and New Sharon Fire and Rescue Association Incorporated.

The storm hit as many farmers were getting ready for harvest season.

In 2019, The GROWMARK Foundation provided disaster relief funds to organizations helping with the historic flooding in the Upper Midwest.

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative with annual sales of $8.7 billion (FY 2019 data) providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services throughout North America. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. More information is available at

About The GROWMARK Foundation
The GROWMARK Foundation was formally incorporated in 2005 and supports 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organizations. The Foundation is focused on programs and activities which support: the vitality of the industry of agriculture; agriculture education and consumer understanding of agriculture's contributions to society and the economy; agricultural leadership development; and education about the benefits of the cooperative way of doing business. The GROWMARK System has been involved in a variety of philanthropic efforts, including youth and young leader education and development and scholarships, for decades.

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