Mar 6, 2013

Martin and Monsanto help organizations

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Mental Health Clinic and the Grace Resurrection Community Center will now be able to better serve the community thanks to the support of Jeff Martin, local farmer, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, 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.

Darke County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Martin the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. He selected the Darke County Mental Health Clinic and the Grace Resurrection Community Center. The mental health clinic will be utilizing the funds to expand programming for patients, children and families who seek assistance through the center.

The donation given to the community center will be spread across a number of programs, including the soup kitchen, food pantry, clothing bank and Feeding America’s Backpack Program.

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 Ohio, $160,000 is being given across 64 counties.

America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers in helping them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen rural America.

For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit

Shown are Sharon Fellers (Grace Resurrection Community Center), Mandy & Jeff Martin (winning farmers), Janelle Brinksneader (Monsanto Representative), Karen Scott-Pine and Anthony Donisi (Darke County Mental Health). 


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