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Farmers can donate to YMCA at elevators

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 10:35 am

grainDonations to the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA are typically made with a one-time payment or a pledge amount spread over a period of time, but there is another donation option for our agricultural communities. Farmers can give to the YMCA Project by donating an amount of grain to the project.
When bringing grain to the local elevators, farmers just need to tell the elevator they want to sell an amount of bushels or state a dollar amount to be sold under the Vandalia Recreation Corporation name. For example, when arriving at the elevator simply state you would like to “sell 1000 bushels of corn under the Vandalia Recreation Corporation” or state “sell $1,000 of corn under the Vandalia Recreation Corporation.” After the Vandalia Recreation Corporation receives the money, it will be directed to the YMCA Project.
MFA in Vandalia and Laddonia, plus Poet Biorefining in Laddonia, have the information to direct grain sales to the YMCA Project. If you have any questions or concerns about selling grain as a donation to the YMCA Project, please contact Felicity Goodpasture-Culwell at 573-473-9362.
Of the YMCA Project funds, 75% have been raised and construction of the YMCA facility is planned for the Spring of 2017.  The YMCA Committees are extremely thankful for the $1.52 Million already donated to the project, but $480,000 more is needed.
If you have been blessed with high harvest yields, please consider a donation of grain to contribute to the construction of the YMCA for the area.  All donations are tax deductible and the YMCA Project will supply donation documentation for tax preparation purposes. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Please visit the project website, to access a pledge form or email with any questions.  Please help the YMCA reach the goal.