Ord Township Library & Volunteer Fire Dept Receive Donation
Ord Township Library and Ord Volunteer Fire Department will now be able to better serve the community thanks to the support of local farmer, Chris Reinboth, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.
Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to the drought this year; winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.
Valley County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Reinboth the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. She selected Ord Township Library and Ord Volunteer Fire Department. Ord Township Library will allocate the donation to the children’s department, putting $1,500 toward new children’s books, $500 toward the summer reading program, and $500 toward a new program called Story Time at Your Library.
The fire department will use the funds to purchase a lift for training and repairs.
“I am a reader and I love the library, and it is very involved with the community,” Reinboth said. “The fire department has helped out my family and neighbors a few times and we appreciate its efforts and understand that we desperately need the department in our community.”
This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties impacted by the historic drought.
In Nebraska, $390,000 is being given across 78 counties.
Pictured in photo: Christina Pollard, Ord Township Library Foundation Member; Gary Hinrichs, Ord Township Library Foundation Member; Chris Reinboth, winning farmer; Gary Garnick, Ord Township Library Foundation Member; Carolyn Zangger, Ord Township Library Foundation Member; Ray Scott, Ord Township Library Foundation Member; and Cass Corman, Monsanto representative.
Pictured in photo: Cass Corman, Monsanto representative; Ron Upah; Larry Copp, fire chief; Chris Reinboth, winning farmer; and Chuck Green.