Matthew Werner presented a check for $2300 to the Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition on behalf of the Benton County Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau challenged their membership to make a donation to the Coalition and they matched donations up to $1000. The donation will go to help farmers in need following the August 10, 2020 derecho. The Coalition has assisted 24 farm operations to date and 24 family homes.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to help families or farmers can send a check to: Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition, P.O. Box 125, Vinton, IA 52349 or Venmo: www.venmo.com/BentonCounty-DisasterCoalition. The Coalition is a 501c(3) organization.