The Garrison Emergency Services Foundation has received a $2,500 donation on behalf of the Garrison Fire Department from Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program on Monday, April 24. Local farmers Larry and Diana Johnson made the application to the program on behalf of the department. “I just feel it’s important for us to give back to the community in any way that we can,” said Diana.   According to Garrison Fire Chief Steve Meyer the funds will be applied towards the Garrison Fire Department’s purchase of wildland firefighting protective clothing.

As part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, more than $3 million dollars of financial support will be provided to nonprofits across rural America in 2017.

Since the program began in 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded more than $22 million in donations to a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others. “We are excited to team up with farmers once again to help support the causes that mean the most to them and that have an impact in their local communities,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Because of their commitment to this program, thousands of nonprofit organizations have been able to enhance the important programs and services they provide, having a positive impact on the communities they serve.”

 The Garrison Emergency Services Foundation received a $2,500 donation on behalf of the Garrison Fire Department from Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program on Monday, April 24.

(L-R) Jeff Rollinger, Monsanto Salesmen from New Century F.S. in Vinton; Garrison Fire Chief Steve Meyer, local farmers Diana and Larry Johnson.