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GFB Foundation collecting donations to aid hurricane victims

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture is accepting tax-deductible monetary donations to help Hurricane Michael victims recover from the storm. All donations made to the GFB Foundation’s Hurricane Michael Relief Fund will be given to Georgians, farmers and ranchers who suffered losses to the storm.

Hurricane Michael hit farmers across South and Central Georgia hard, damaging row crops, pecan orchards, vegetable crops, poultry houses, farm equipment and barns. Storm damage wasn’t limited to agriculture as Michael also left homes and automobiles damaged or destroyed and people homeless.

“We know that the Georgia agricultural community is a generous group of people, and we know that many of them are hurting after this devastating storm. We always take care of our own,” said GFB President Gerald Long.

Donations can be made online via credit card by visiting Donations made by check should be made out to the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and specified for the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to:

Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Hurricane Michael Relief Fund, Attn: David Jolley, P.O. Box 7068, Macon, GA 31209

Donors who contribute $250 or more must receive an acknowledgement from the GFB Foundation in order to deduct the gift as a charitable donation on their federal income tax return. Donors should provide the GFB Foundation with a return address at the time donations are made to receive an acknowledgement. Please contact with monetary donation questions or call 478-474-8411 ext. 5142.