RUPERT — Local farmers Paul and Kathy Duncan are giving a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Magic Valley Area Humanitarian Center in Rupert.
Kathy Duncan, Jennifer Lloyd and Becky Schow spearheaded the non-profit in the old Swensen’s grocery store across the street from the Rupert Post Office.
The donation was sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and gives farmers a chance to support and give back to nonprofit organizations that they care about in their community.
“We are extremely excited for the donation. The center is going to be a wonderful addition to our area and we are grateful to Monsanto for their support in our community,” Kathy Duncan said.
The humanitarian center needs volunteers to help with the renovation of the building, including a new roof, floor and other repairs.
Donations are tax deductible.
The group hopes businesses and individuals will help provide funds and volunteers to help with the purchase of the building and repairs in order to open the doors.
The foundation is working on several grants to help with the project.
There are no paid employees within the foundation and the organization will become a community-based center where volunteers can come together and give their time, talents and resources to care for people in need.
To learn more about the center or to donate visit the Magic Valley Humanitarian Center’s at www.mvhumanitarian.org.