STAUNTON, Va. — In December, Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that provides financing to farmers, agribusinesses and rural home-owners in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, pledged a holiday donation of $17,500 divided amongst 19 charities local to their tristate territory.
The annual holiday donation was made on behalf of their customer-owners and business affiliates. Recipients were hand selected by each of FCV’s seven lending regions. The benefactors included several Toys for Tots and Operation Christmas Child locations, four therapeutic riding centers, area churches and Salvation Army chapters, and multiple food banks serving their 96 county footprint.
Brad Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer of Farm Credit of the Virginias, said, “Our association is proud to back these organizations and support their endeavors to strengthen the rural communities we serve. Each of the programs selected this year bring good people together to achieve a greater common good, we’re honored to play a small role in the advancement of their efforts.”
The Halifax County Cancer Association was one of the recipients of the 2020 holiday donation. A representative from the organization expressed their gratitude, “This generous donation is a blessing to our organization and those battling cancer in our area.”
A representative from Loudon Therapeutic Riding also shared, “We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely Christmas donation we received from Farm Credit of the Virginias. Thank you for your support!”
–Jenna Sudol, Farm Credit of the Virginias