JAMESTOWN, N.D. – (DRG News) North Dakota based organization Farm Rescue announced this week that it is receiving a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to be used for equipment purchases and general operations. Farm Rescue will get a $347,690 grant from the Helmsley Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program. Bill Gross, Farm Rescue president and founder says this is the largest grant received since the inception of Farm Rescue and will allow them to acquire the necessary equipment to provide timely assistance to more families. Farm Rescue was founded in 2006 and has helped more than 200 families during unexpected crises. The organization works to assist farmers who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to plant or harvest their crop. Farm Rescue helps farm families in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota and Iowa. Right now, applications are being accepted for the 2013 planting season and they can be found at www.farmrescue.org.
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