SALISBURY – Worcester County farmer, Everett Glenn Holland, directed a $2,500 donation to Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care as part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.
Coastal Hospice will use the funds to support charity care to patients who have no resources for care or who have needs beyond their insurance coverage.
“We are grateful for Mr. Holland’s generous donation for charity care,” said Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen. “Our organization is able to continue to serve our communities with compassionate, end-of-life care to all regardless of income or insurance coverage thanks to support we get from our donors. Every dollar makes a difference.”
Holland applied for the Grow Communities program soon after his mother, Dorothy Holland, died last year. He said he chose to support Coastal Hospice because of the care his mother, sister, and sister-in-law all received through Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Since the program began in 2010, the Grow Communities program has partnered with farmers to support nonprofit organizations important to them in their local communities. The program has given more than $29 million to farming communities since its inception, including more than $3 million in 2018. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit they care about in their community. The organizations reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs, food banks and many others.
“Farmers play a pivotal role in rural communities, and through their commitment to the Grow Communities program, we are able to provide the monetary support these nonprofit organizations need to make an impact,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “We’re proud to play a part in helping these rural communities grow and thrive.”
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit healthcare organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.
About America’s Farmers
The America’s Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com.
About the Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.