Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting, harvesting, haying and hay hauling assistance free of charge to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, received $50,000 in donated funds from Hess Corporation.
The generous contribution helped Farm Rescue purchase much needed equipment for its spring planting assistance efforts. In previous years, the nonprofit utilized sponsored tractors to pull its air seeding units. This year, however, Farm Rescue needed to purchase its own four-wheel drive tractors to power operations. Hess Corporation's increased donation was instrumental in the fundraising campaign's success, allowing the nonprofit to purchase a new John Deere 9620R tractor for 2019 and beyond.
Hess Corporation has been a sponsor of Farm Rescue since 2016 and has contributed a total of $100,000 in support of the Midwest-based nonprofit's assistance operations.
"We are very thankful for the generosity and corporate citizenship shown by Hess," said Bill Gross, Founder & President, Farm Rescue. "Hess is certainly creating a long-lasting, positive impact in the communities where we
provide assistance services and is the largest energy sector sponsor of Farm Rescue."
"Hess is proud to be a part of the great work that Farm Rescue is doing to ensure our area's farmers in need receive assistance where possible," said Brent Lohnes, Hess general manager in North Dakota. "As a long-time member of the North Dakota community Hess understands the need to support the people in our region who work on the front lines of the agricultural industry."
About Farm Rescue
Farm Rescue was founded in 2005 and has helped over 600 families since its inception. The organization's mission is to help farmers and ranchers who have experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to perform time-sensitive services. Applications are currently being accepted and can be obtained at 701-252-2017 or www.farmrescue.org. Referrals are welcome.
About Hess Corporation
Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Hess is committed to meeting the highest standards of corporate citizenship and creating a positive impact on the communities where it operates. In the past five years Hess has invested approximately $30 million on community initiatives to strengthen education, workforce development, health and human services as well as support disaster relief. In 2018 Hess supported over 40 local community organizations across North Dakota investing approximately $1 million.
More information on Hess Corporation is available at http://www.hess.com.