By Marlee Moore, Alabama Farmers Federation
MONTGOMERY, Ala.— To help the state’s farmers recover from Hurricane Michael’s devastating effects, the Alabama Farmers Federation has established a relief fund to directly benefit producers.
“Farmers in south Alabama have received an outpouring of support from neighbors and people across the country,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “Many have asked where they can donate to help farmers who’ve lost their crops and barns, so we have created a special fund within the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation to accept these gifts.”
Donations are tax deductible and may be made at AlabamaFarmersFoundation.org or send checks payable to Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation to P.O. Box 11000, Montgomery, AL 36191.
“Hurricane Michael devastated crops, homes, barns and livelihoods in the Wiregrass,” said Parnell, who is also president of the foundation. “Farmers are resilient, but recovery takes time and money. Alabama producers are grateful for financial help from friends and supporters — and covet your thoughts and prayers during the rebuilding process.”
The Farmers Federation also is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, state and national elected officials and others to collect crop damage reports. Alfa Insurance agents and claims adjusters are on the scene helping customers hit by the Category 4 hurricane.
All funds collected by the Foundation through Nov. 30 will be targeted toward farmer losses not covered by a farmowner policy, crop insurance or disaster relief programs.
For more information, contact the Foundation at 334-612-5525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.