EHS Stewardship Grant Funds Presented to Local Fire Departments
CHS and DPA recently presented EHS Stewardship Grant Funds to the Harwood, Gwinner, Kindred and Mooreton Fire Departments. The CHS seeds for stewardship EHS grant program uses matching funds from CHS and the local CHS business unit for projects that develop next generation ag leaders, helps improve ag and community safety and enhances rural vitality in our communities. The grant funds were presented to these community fire departments to help improve and provide emergency equipment and response. Funds were dedicated to help purchase items of thermal imaging camera, extraction rescue winch, fire truck deck gun, rescue saw grain rescue auger and confined space monitor.
$250 Donated to Cowboys for a Cure
The charity chosen to receive the $250 raised in the CHS Fit360 Health Assessment competition is Cowboys for a Cure. One of our employees, Megan Prante (right), is very active in the nonprofit organization which benefits individuals and families affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Contributions go to National Multiple Sclerosis Society which provides research for new treatments, support groups, supportive equipment, and resources to assist families. Shown in the photo are Brian Schaetz and Megan Prante.
Flag Raised at Twins Game
CHS Harvest For Hunger program donates to Great Plains Food Bank
The Agribusiness CHS presented a check to Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo on June 6, 2016, to help end hunger in North Dakota. CHS’s “Harvest for Hunger” program raised more than $127,000 that will be able to provide more than 5,000 meals for people in need in our state. Great Plains Food banks can provide four meals for every dollar donated. Tom Lehar, CHS Vice President said, “The farmers and producers who own our company are largely donating this money and it goes right back to those people in our communities who support us. And to me, that’s extremely important and that’s what our company is all about.” The Great Plains Food Bank includes 215 food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens, and operates in 99 communities in Clay County and across the state of North Dakota. Since CHS and Great Plains have joined in efforts, more than $630,000 have been raised.
CHS Donates Backpacks to Kindred Third Graders
The Kindred third grade class recently received backpacks from CHS. They are shown on the steps of the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, N.D.
Building Vibrant Communities
At CHS, we are committed to being active members of our communities and helping to support the future of rural Washington and agriculture. We are proud to give back to our towns with our time, talent and resources.
Here at CHS Dakota Plains Ag, we enthusiastically participate in the annual CHS Country Operations Harvest for Hunger program, which has provided more than 7.5 million meals since 2011. We encourage you to help us in this effort by contributing cash, grain, and canned/fresh foods for the Harvest for Hunger drive. Your donations will help feed people in need right here in the communities we serve.
When you work with CHS in our region, you’re also helping one of North America’s largest agribusinesses meet its broader stewardship goals. At CHS and the CHS Foundation, we’re committed to creating a strong future for rural America and giving back to our communities with our time, talent and resources. Learn more about how we are keeping farm families safe and supporting projects in our hometown communities by visiting chsinc.com/stewardship.