Suffolk farmers direct CHKD donation

Published 10:32 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014

Suffolk farmer Billy Hunter, left, Monsanto representative Glenn Rountree, right, present a $2,500 check to Danielle Crumpler, manager of gift administration and operations for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

Suffolk farmer Billy Hunter, left, Monsanto representative Glenn Rountree, right, present a $2,500 check to Danielle Crumpler, manager of gift administration and operations for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

Local farmers William and Barbara Hunter have directed a $2,500 donation to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the hospital address the needs of patients and their families.

With the support of farmers like the Hunters, more than $3.2 million is being directed from the fund to nonprofits in 39 states.

“I want to make the donation (for) all the excellent work they do on children,” said Hunter, whose nephew has undergone heart surgery at the hospital. “Especially for my niece’s newborn baby boy, and the research they have done to help him.”

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America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations like Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. The program offers farmers the chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice.

Through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, farmers have been able to support a variety of groups, such as schools, fire departments, community centers and youth organizations like 4-H and FFA.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities launched in 2010, and has since donated more than $16 million to more than 6,500 nonprofit organizations across the country.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights and celebrates the contributions of farmers like William and Barbara Hunter.