AGRICULTURE HELPING AGRICULTURE
Here is a sampling of agriculturally-based organizations helping with hurricane relief efforts.
Matched employee gifts up to $100 each to the American Red Cross.
$2 million for relief efforts. Matched employee donations to the American Red Cross.
$250,000 for relief efforts.
$1.7 million to support immediate relief and long-term rebuilding projects in affected communities.
CARGILL ANIMAL NUTRITION
The Southeast district supplied multiple truckloads of horse feed in the week's following Hurricane Katrina out of its LeCompte feed mill, sending feed and pet food to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, La., and a Federal Emergency Management Agency center in Slidell, La.
*$1 million of Case and New Holland construction equipment to support ongoing relief and restoration efforts related to Hurricane Katrina. *$200,000 of construction equipment from Kobelco, its global alliance partner. Customers located in the federally declared disaster areas were notified that CNH Capital deferred payments.
DEERE & COMPANY
$1 million to support ongoing relief and restoration efforts. *John Deere's equipment divisions identified how in-kind equipment donations could best be utilized. *The John Deere Foundation contributed $500,000 and matched employee contributions to the American Red Cross.
DELTA AND PINE LAND COMPANY
*$100,000 for disaster relief. *$20,000 to the Salvation Army Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund. *$20,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund. The company matched programs for employees and customers.
$3 million to the hurricane relief efforts. The company's donation includes $1 million in an immediate cash donation to the Red Cross, $1 million match to employee and retiree donations to the Red Cross and $1 million in products and technology donations for the longer-term reconstruction effort.
$1 million corporate cash contributions. *Established the DuPont Hurricane Katrina Fund to channel financial donations from employees, retirees and others to communities near DuPont sites that have been impacted by the storm. DuPont will contribute an amount equal to the total contributions to the DuPont Hurricane Katrina Fund, up to $1 million. * Donated products used in disaster relief, recovery and rebuilding.
*Established Seeds of Hope to rebuild agricultural education and FFA programs in the Gulf states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Ford Motor Company
$1 million to be divided between America's Second Harvest, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Donated 150 used vehicles, valued at $2 million to the states of Louisiana and Mississippi.
$400,000 to the American Red Cross. *Matched employee donations up to $250,000. *The company pledged 25 vehicles for the Red Cross to use in relief efforts.
$12 million for hurricane relief. Also made long term commitment to housing and economic re-development assistance, as well as to work hand-in-hand with community leaders, and state and federal agencies, to make sure their development is not forgotten in the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast area.
LAND O' LAKES FOUNDATION
*Matched Land O'Lakes Board, employee and Leadership Council donations, up to $50,000, to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Funds. *Matched hurricane relief donations to those same organizations made by Purina dealerships and Agriliance employees. *Donated Land O'Lakes food products and Land O'Lakes Purina animal feed where possible.
$750,000 to the American Red Cross. Donated $250,000 to United Way chapters in Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish and St. Charles Parish, where the company has a major manufacturing facility.
NATIONAL 4-H COUNCIL
45,000 4-H members in Louisiana and 40,000 in Mississippi were displaced by the hurricanes. National 4-H Council sent $50,000 of support in cash and donated items (2,000 4-H t-shirts and 2,000 4-H beanie bears). Tens of thousands of 4-H clubs are demonstrating their citizenship by donating hundreds of thousands of dollars. State 4-H operations have donated goods, with North Carolina being the largest donation with seven semitrailer loads of supplies.
NATIONAL CATTLEMAN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION (NCBA)
$170,000 from NCBA's Federation of State Beef Councils and independent donations from cattlemen and beef associations. Along with state beef councils and state cattlemen's associations, made donations to traditional relief agencies and called on all agricultural producers to contribute to the recovery effort of farm and ranch families.
NORTH DAKOTA STOCKMEN'S ASSOCIATION
*Coordinated Operation Dakota Giving. *State farmers raised $8,000, and agricultural processors donated thousands of pounds of food, including 15,000 pounds of ready-to-eat meats from Mandan-based Clover-dale Foods and 25,000 pounds of pancake mix from the North Dakota State Mill and Elevator. *Stockyard companies, such as Stockmen's Livestock Exchange in Dickinson, N.D., are serving as collection points for fencing supplies, chain saws, lumber and other building supplies.
OSBORN & BARR COMMUNICATIONS
*Matched employee contributions to the American Red Cross throughout all of its four offices. *Individual offices contributed to select causes, including the Kansas City office, which worked with the local chapter of the Heart to Heart International and helped to coordinate and publicize a northland donation effort.
PFIZER ANIMAL HEALTH
$70,000 for animal relief efforts. Gave products to Louisiana State University's Veterinary Medical Association and Mississippi State University veterinarians and veterinary technicians and to first-responder Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMATs) working to help affected animals.
RHEA & KAISER MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
$26,000 to the American Red Cross. Extended an offer to match and double employee contribution.
RED CROSS AIDS IN HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita resulted in an unprecedented disaster relief operation due to the scope of the destruction, the size of the area impacted and the number of people affected. For information on Red Cross relief efforts please visit the Web sites below.
Local Relief Effort:
For information regarding Red Cross relief provided to hurricane evacuees in St. Louis, Mo., please go to:
National Relief Effort:
For the latest national Red Cross relief efforts visit: