Olivet couple directs gift to OCFD No. 3 to help ‘grow community’

OCFD No. 3 receives Monsanto grant

Osage County Fire District No. 3 is the happy recipient of two $2,500 grants presented in Monsanto Company’s third annual America’s Farmers Grow Communities program.

Under the program, eligible farmers in 1,271 counties across 39 states could enter to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit of their choice. David and Sara Combes, of rural Olivet, were local winners, and chose Osage County Fire District No. 3 as their recipient.

This year, the Monsanto Fund is providing twice the financial support to counties that have been declared natural disaster areas by the USDA. Osage was one such county, and David and Sara also chose to direct this additional $2,500 disaster relief donation to fire district.

With the program, Monsanto recognizes that supporting organizations that help make rural communities a vibrant place to live, work and raise a family is important to farmers.

Photo: Clayton Mai, left, of Asgrow and Dekalb and on behalf of the Monsanto Fund, presented two $2,500 checks to Osage County Fire District No. 3, prior to the fire district’s March 11 board meeting at Melvern Fire Station. From left, Mai, board member Glen Tyson, Sara and David Combes, and board member Pat Harsch. Board members and fire department volunteers were also on hand for the donation presentation. Photo by OCFD No. 3.



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