Release date: 1/26/2016
STATESVILLE, NC – Carolina Farm Credit, its employees, and board members donated over $5,600 to local charities in 2015. Over $2,800 was collected by employees and board members who participated in a charity contribution throughout 2015 and Carolina Farm Credit matched the employee and director donations. Each of the Carolina Farm Credit 35 branch offices submitted a local charity choice and six charities were selected through a random drawing to divide the donations.
The following groups received donations of $1,130 from Carolina Farm Credit
South Mountain Children and Family Services is headquartered in Morganton, NC, they operate the State’s first and only foster community near Lake James and four Children’s Advocacy Centers and Evidence-based Treatment Centers service Burke, McDowell, Watauga, Avery, Ashe, and Yancey Counties.
My Sister’s Place in Marshall, NC, is a non-profit agency that seeks to end Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault by offering direct assistance to victims and inspiring awareness in the community of Madison County.
Catawba Regional Hospice is part of a community-based non-profit health care organization specializing in end-of-life care and hospice care. They are based in Newton, NC.
Haywood Habitat for Humanity has been building affordable housing in Haywood County since 1990. Based in Waynesville, NC, the Habitat for Humanity International affiliate envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and seek to put God’s love into action by bringing people together building homes, communities, and hope.
Wendover Hospice House located in Shelby, NC, helps patients achieve physical and emotional comfort so that they can concentrate on living life fully. Hospice programs also provide relief to caregivers who often may neglect their own needs.
“Carolina Farm Credit employees are active members in the local communities in which they live and work.” said Vance Dalton, CEO, Carolina Farm Credit. “These charity donations are just one way that we give back to the rural communities that we serve.”
Photos from each of the charities can be seen here.
Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 35 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.
For 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,200 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Mocksville, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Wadesboro, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.
Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2015 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are L. Kim Starnes, Chairman, Salisbury; W. Rex Bell, Vice-Chairman, Statesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.
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