Farm Rescue receives grant

JAMESTOWN Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, harvesting and haying assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, has been awarded a grant for $445,564 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust is the largest multi-year funding Farm Rescue has received since its inception.

The grant provides funding for increased capacity at Farm Rescue to better serve farm families in need through strategic and development planning, and the creation of a development officer position. The trust has pledged $190,000 over the next three years in the form of a two-to-one

matching grant as a challenge for Farm Rescue to broaden its support base.

Individuals, businesses and foundations donating to Farm Rescue at this time will be matched two-for-one. Donations by registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to Farm Rescue are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law.