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ArborOne Farm Credit donates to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

November 24, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – ArborOne Farm Credit has donated $50,000 to the S.C. Baptist Convention’s Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization (SBDR).

The funds were presented on Nov. 8 when ArborOne hosted a dinner for the volunteers of the SBDR.

Chief executive officer Kathy Heustess praised the group.

“ArborOne Farm Credit thanks SBDR and their volunteers for the giving hearts and fortitude that bolster this organization with the strength and determination needed to continue serving its mission,” she said.

“The employees at ArborOne Farm Credit have been working diligently to support local communities in the wake of Hurricane Florence. ArborOne staff has taken an organized phased approach to rallying relief efforts and has been ready and willing to serve others along the way. Efforts consist of collecting and delivering donation items, hosting lunches for farmers, hand delivering patronage checks to customers, selling T-shirts to raise funds for hard-hit areas, and partnering with SBDR to mud out flooded homes.”

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) organization has worked in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand regions to help rebuild the homes in affected areas in the aftermath Hurricane Florence, and Farm Credit employees have worked alongside SBDR volunteers during the process of mudding out homes impacted by the widespread flooding that followed the storm.

ArborOne finances farm operations, equipment, land, and also makes rural home loans. The cooperative also offers crop insurance to its customers. It serves Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg counties.

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