4/30/2013 5:00:00 PM Monsanto donates to local non-profits
The Blythe Cancer Resource Center received funds to help support local cancer patients with expenses associated with cancer treatment. Pictured left to right are Blythe Cancer Resource Center volunteers: Monsanto representative Calvin Stover, Kathy Hightower; Danny Robinson, farmer; Denise Taylor, President Ted Arneson, Butch Hull and Dee Coats.
BLYTHE - The Blythe Cancer Resource Center and the Palo Verde College Foundation will now be able to continue providing services within the community thanks to the support of local farmer Daniel Robinson and America's Farmers Grow Communities.
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to the drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000.
Riverside County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Robinson the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. Robinson selected the Blythe Cancer Resource Center and the Palo Verde College Foundation.
The Blythe Cancer Resource Center will distribute the funds to help support local cancer patients with expenses associated with cancer treatment.
The Palo Verde College Foundation will put the donation towards the unmet needs of students and operational costs.
"I picked these organizations because they both touch so many lives in Riverside County," said Robinson.
This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties impacted by the historic drought.
In California, $62,500 is being given across 14 counties.
Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Shame On Monsanto
How ironic that Monsanto would donate to a Cancer Center. Please people, do your research on Monsanto Companies. They are the company who manufactures all the crap farmers use to increase their profits. They design the growth hormones for cows to make more milk, the genetically modified seeds, and Round Up, which causes huge amounts of cancer. Blythe has leading cancer rates in the state, doesnt it make you wonder why? Its because all the Monsanto crap in our water table and foods. Please google Monsanto or better yet, watch the documentary "The World According to Monsanto." This town needs more education. They shouldnt even accept the check and the farmers should be ashamed of themselves.