Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-News | RSS
Palo Verde Valley Blythe/Quartzsite Times | Blythe, California and Quartzsite, Arizona

home : latest news : regional August 20, 2014


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.
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.




    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Obituary: Crystal Lynn Clark

•   Drowning victim identified

•   La Paz County drug round up

•   Shootout with LPCSO ends in arrest

•   Obituary: Richard Emil Dekens



Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Article comment by: 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.


Page 1  - Page 2 -  



Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search


HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Blythe, CA
Click for weather forecast





Find It Blogs Features Milestones Submit Extras Other Publications Local Listings
Home | Classifieds | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Merchant Guide | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-News | RSS | Site Map

Powered by 72dpi

Copyright 2014 Western News&Info, Inc.® Palo Verde Valley Times is the information source for Blythe, California, Quartzsite, Arizona and surrounding area communities. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Palo Verde Valley Times Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, pvvt.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click Here to email your questions or comments to the Webmaster. Palo Verde Valley Times Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.


Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved