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AgFirst donates $25,000 to American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Ida relief

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank has donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross in support of the organization’s Hurricane Ida relief efforts.

As Ida plowed through the Gulf Coast and into the nation’s interior last September, the Category 4 hurricane left a wide swath of devastation in its wake. Many weeks later, the American Red Cross continues to deliver vital aid to people still struggling to recover.

The Bank’s donation is an addition to a $25,000 annual gift presented to the American Red Cross earlier this year.

“AgFirst has been a proud supporter of the American Red Cross for many years, and we salute the hundreds of staff members and volunteers still on the ground helping people whose lives have been turned upside down as a result of Ida,” said AgFirst President and CEO Tim Amerson. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is still feeling the effects of this powerful hurricane.”

As of Sept. 20, the American Red Cross has distributed more than 245,800 relief items, deployed more than 2,700 disaster workers and provided more than 592,000 meals and snacks to Americans affected by Hurricane Ida.