Local farmer donates to Fayette nonprofit

From left are Scott Rhea, Fayette Cares Board Secretary Brent Stone, farmer Reuben Rhea, Matt Rhea, Fayette Cares Board Member Wayne Drake and Fayette Cares Board Treasurer Pam Rose.

From left are Scott Rhea, Fayette Cares Board Secretary Brent Stone, farmer Reuben Rhea, Matt Rhea, Fayette Cares Board Member Wayne Drake and Fayette Cares Board Treasurer Pam Rose.

Fayette Cares has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Reuben Rhea and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The organization recently expanded their homeless shelter and will use the funds to operate a passenger van.
“This new equipment will allow our charity to aid clients in accessing critical services, employment opportunities, medical appointments and more,” said Executive Director Alexandra Wardlaw. “The van will also help transport essential supplies including food, equipment and donations. The generous contribution from the Monsanto Fund will be used to help fund transportation costs which will deliver life-changing services to homeless families, victims of abuse and others struggling to achieve stability.”
For five years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $16.5 million to over 7,300 community organizations across rural America. This year, winning farmers will direct another $3.3 million to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase life saving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.
Farmers interested in supporting education in their communities can visit GrowRuralEducation.com.