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Farm Bureau Gives Back by Supporting Select Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters in the U.S.

AFBF Staff

photo credit: Idaho Farm Bureau, Used with Permission

The spirit of farm communities has long embodied working together and giving back. Farm Bureau farmer and rancher members continued that tradition in 2022, raising nearly $78,000 for local Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters. RMHC serves millions of children and their families every year, helping to provide access to healthcare for families with children who are sick.

The Farm Bureau donation drive to support select RMHC Chapters was spearheaded by members of the organization’s Women’s Leadership Program, which provides women with opportunities for growth and development to sharpen their skills and strengthen their ability to inspire change.

“The compassion and caring shown by Farm Bureau members across the country in raising funds for select RMHC Chapters provides an important connection point with members of the non-farming public,” said Isabella Chism, an Indiana row crop farmer and chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. “Since the beginning of 2019, we’re proud to have donated more than $550,000 to local RMHC Chapters across the U.S.”

Farm Bureau members contribute to RMHC in a myriad of ways. In addition to funds, this includes volunteer hours at local RMHC Chapters and donating food, toiletries and other items.

About American Farm Bureau Federation

The American Farm Bureau Federation is the Voice of Agriculture. We are farm and ranch families working together to build a sustainable future of safe and abundant food, fiber and renewable fuel for our nation and the world.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through a global network of over 260 Chapters in more than 60 countries and regions, RMHC enables, facilitates and supports family-centered care through three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. RMHC programs help families with ill or injured children stay together and near leading hospitals and health care services worldwide, ensuring they have access to the medical care their child needs while fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care. For more information, visit RMHC.org.

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