Local farmers direct donation to Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department

Pictured left to right are Charity Musselman, of the Fire Dept; Fire Chief Jim Musselman, Joyce Hanna who was awarded the Bayer Grant, Craig Hanna, Herb Hanna, and Dan McDonald, of the Fire Dept. Craig has been on the Fire Dept for several years, and Herb was one of the members when the original Fire Dept was organized.

Local farmers Joyce and Herb Hanna recently directed a $2,500 American’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department in Lucerne. Joyce and her husband Herb have been faithful supporters of the fire department since its beginning.

“This donation will greatly benefit our department. Without these funds it would have been more difficult to purchase this equipment that will be a useful asset for our department. We appreciate Joyce and Herb thinking of the department and its needs with this donation.” said, Bob Cree, Harrison Twp Vol. Fire Dept, Secretary/Treasurer.

Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $57 million to nonprofits, aspiring agricultural students and public schools across rural America. Farmers know the needs of their communities’ best, so the America’s Farmers programs rely on them to identify the most worthy causes.

The Grow Communities programs partners with farmers across the country to provide nonprofit organizations with resources to strengthen their local communities. Each August, farmers can enter for the chance to direct a $2,500 Grow Communities donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice. Farmers have directed donations to food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others that reflect the spirit and support the vibrancy of rural America.

“Farmers truly understand the needs of their communities and where the opportunities to strengthen them exist. We partner with them to identify the nonprofit organizations that benefit from Grow Communities donations,” said Al Mitchell, Bayer Fund president. “Each donation shines a light on the organizations that are making a positive difference in rural communities across the country. Bayer Fund is proud to partner with farmers to give back to rural America.”

To learn how you can be an America’s Farmers Grow Communities recipient, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com. The America’s Farmers Grow Communities 2021 program will kick off on August 1, 2020, and farmers will once again have the opportunity to enroll for a chance to direct a donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice.