ROBY, Texas â€“ The percentage of poverty in the state of Texas is higher than the national average, according to the Basic Needs Coalition of Central Texas, with almost 16% of the population living below the poverty line. No Need for Need can bring comfort and support to those in the community who need food or warmth. Shelly Scherwitz, a farmer in Fisher County, recently received the opportunity to donate to the cause by designating $2,500 to No Need for Need through Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM.
â€śThis donation will enable us to reach even more people who need our help,â€ť said Carolyn Wilburn, vice president and secretary of the organization.
The organization will use the $2,500 to support disadvantaged people in Fisher and surrounding counties by purchasing food and other needed items, as well as encouraging Christian principles to the youth of the community.Â
â€śNo Need for Need does a lot for the youth in Roby,â€ť Scherwitz said. â€śIt is a relatively new organization and I hope this donation will help them get recognition.â€ť
In a ceremony held on March 30 at No Need for Needâ€™s Youth Center, Scherwitz got the chance to present No Need for Need with the $2,500 donation.
Through Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow Communities:
â€˘ Farmers in 1,245 eligible counties have the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit organizations.
â€˘ The Monsanto Fund has invested more than $3.1 million to rural communities this year alone.
â€˘ More than $352,500 in total has been donated to nonprofits in Texas.
Grow Communities is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to invest in farm communities such as Fisher. It aims to highlight the important contributions farmers such as Scherwitz make every day to our society.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.