Bell Bank Helps Support Farm Rescue
Bell Bank’s ag symposium with author and national speaker David Kohl raised money for Farm Rescue.
Farm Rescue provides free planting, harvesting and haying assistance to family farmers who have suffered a major injury, illness or natural disaster. The nonprofit organization launched in 2005 and has helped approximately 400 farm families in crisis in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and eastern Montana.
Everyone who donated a minimum of $50 to Farm Rescue at Bell’s ag symposium received a limited edition print of the pictured illustration, used in our marketing materials, by local artist and Bell’s senior graphic designer Lourdes Hawley. The bank then matched all of the donations.
Lynn Paulson organized the fundraiser and has previously donated personal and Pay It Forward funds to Farm Rescue, because he believes so strongly in the organization.
“Farm Rescue’s mission aligns with Bell’s values in so many ways,” he says. “Bell’s Pay It Forward program (which gives employees money to donate to families and organizations in need) and Farm Rescue seek to make a difference for people who are often at a crossroads in their lives.”