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Farm Bureau Leaders Donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities

Newsroom / January 11, 2019

Farm Bureau leaders from around the nation donated food, funds and children’s books to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Louisiana during an event at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention.

The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee and Louisiana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee spearheaded the donation effort, with support from state Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committees.

“Farm Bureau has a long history of supporting the important work of Ronald McDonald House Charities,” said Sherry Saylor, chair of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee and a row crop farmer from Arizona. “We’re pleased to build on that legacy with today’s donation.”

Ronald McDonald Houses allow families to access specialized medical treatment for their children by providing a place to stay at little or no cost.

“For more than 20 years, the Louisiana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee has been making donations to the two Ronald McDonald Houses in our state,” said Denise Cannatella, a soybean and sugarcane grower who chairs the Louisiana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. “It’s a meaningful way that we, as farmers and ranchers, can help families of sick children by providing them a free place to stay and warm meals during such a trying time.”

In addition to food and monetary donations valued at $5,000, the Farm Bureau donation included copies of the children’s book “Good Night Tractor.” The donations will support Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana and Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Louisiana/Monroe.

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