The Clintonville Area Ambulance Service received a $2,500 donation from Waupaca County farmer Mary Behnke and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
The donation will help the organization purchase carbon monoxide detectors for calls where exposure may be an issue. Currently, the ambulance service has to wait for the fire department to arrive, and the delay can have a significant impact on the patients.
The ambulance service is currently covering eight townships, two villages and two cities.
“They serve our local residents in many ways,” Behnke said. “They do everything from helping in a time of medical assistance to training school students how to reach in an emergency situation.”
For five years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $16.5 million to over 7,300 community organizations across rural America. This year winning farmers will direct another $3.3 million to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase lifesaving fire and EMS equipment, support ag youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and more.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities is part of the America’s Farmers initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers campaign and programs have advocated on behalf of farmers and their efforts to meet society’s needs through agriculture. Today, consumers are more interested than ever in agriculture and how food is grown. Consider joining the conversation and helping to raise awareness about agriculture. Learn more at www.FoodDialogues.com.