On Centre: Penns Valley | Hope Fund benefits from farmer’s good fortune

bmilazzo@centredaily.comMarch 9, 2014 

Thanks to a Centre Hall-based farmer, the Hope Fund of Penns Valley will receive a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers — Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

The donation will be given at a ceremony at noon Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church, 127 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall.

A spokeswoman for America’s Farmers — Grow Communities, said that Steve Wolfe, of Oaks Spring Farms in Gregg Township, won an America’s Farmers program. Wolfe selected the Hope Fund to receive the donation.

“They’re a good local organization that helps families in need, and I just wanted to give back to them,” Wolfe said. “It’s just a nice way of showing thanks, I guess.”

The Hope Fund financially assists residents of the Penns Valley Area School District who are dealing with a medical crisis or personal disaster.

America’s Farmers — Grow Communities works with farmers to support nonprofits doing important work in rural communities. Farmers can enter to win $2,500, which is then directed to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice, Baker said.

Launched in 2011, the program services 1,289 counties in 39 states.

Britney Milazzo writes about news from the Penns and Brush Valley regions. She can be reached at 231-4648 or bmilazzo@centredaily.com. Follow her on Twitter @M11azzo.

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