Release date: 2/16/2017
STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit, in conjunction with AgCarolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit, are proud to announce the donation of $10,640 from employees and directors for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in North Carolina.
A “Jeans for a Cause” fundraiser was available to employees and directors during the fourth quarter of 2016. Participating employees paid five dollars each Friday to wear jeans with proceeds being donated to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. Carolina Farm Credit Directors donated $100 each at their December board meeting. Over 235 employees and directors participated in the fundraiser throughout the state of North Carolina.
The donation is the sum of monetary gifts from employees of each of the three Farm Credit Associations of NC. The CEOs of AgCarolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm Credit are Dave Corum, Brad Cornelius, and Vance Dalton respectively. They issued the following joint statement regarding the Jeans for a Cause employee fundraiser:
“Jeans for a Cause is the product of a brainstorm by our employees of how we could help those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. This donation is a clear representation of the commitment of our employees to serve our communities and fellow North Carolinians. At Farm Credit, we are proud to serve customers in the agricultural and rural communities of our state. As the CEOs of the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, it is truly an honor to represent our employees who consistently find ways to create a positive impact on fellow citizens.”
Hurricane Matthew impacted many of the people, highways, homes, businesses, and farming operations throughout central and eastern North Carolina. The Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina serve many of the areas affected by the disaster. The mission of the Farm Credit System is to be there for the agricultural and rural communities through good times and bad.
Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 32 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.
For 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,200 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are L. Kim Starnes, Chairman, Salisbury; W. Rex Bell, Vice-Chairman, Statesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.
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