Farm Rescue Foundation, a new nonprofit organization that helps farm families recovering from injury or illness, has announced that individuals may now apply for assistance in acquiring specialized, non-medical equipment to overcome physical challenges. Temporary volunteer labor is also available to help with physical challenges during the recovery process to a limited number of cases.
 
“Sustaining life on a farm can be challenge to anyone following an unexpected physical setback.  The Farm Rescue Foundation is here to help during the recovery process to ensure that families have an opportunity to continue viable operations,” said Bill Gross, Farm Rescue Foundation president and founder. “We are pleased to announce this new available assistance to farm families facing unique physical challenges.”
 
On March 9, Bill Gross, the founder of the Farm Rescue Foundation, will be inducted into the North Dakota Agriculture Hall of Fame for his contributions to agriculture in the preservation of the family farm.  Gross is also the founder of Farm Rescue, a separate nonprofit organization that provides planting or harvesting assistance to those who have experienced a major illness, or natural disaster.  While Farm Rescue provides assistance during crises in the form of fieldwork, the Farm Rescue Foundation provides assistance during the recovery phase consisting of special equipment or physical labor.  Applicants for this new assistance need not have received assistance from Farm Rescue.
 
About Farm Rescue Foundation

The mission of the Farm Rescue Foundation is to improve the quality of life through charitable services for rural citizens that have experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster and provide financial grants to public charities who focus their efforts in rural regions of America.  
 
As a result of the assistance provided by the Farm Rescue Foundation, farm families can survive potentially devastating circumstances, enabling them to remain on the farm while in the recovery process.  The available assistance provides an avenue to keep family farms intact, which in turn helps the economic, social and civic well-being of rural communities. The tangible and intangible benefits of the Farm Rescue Foundation assistance are far-reaching in terms of communities and families.
 
The Farm Rescue Foundation is supported by donations, grants and endowments.  Those wishing to contribute funding or volunteer time are encouraged to contact the Farm Rescue Foundation.  Several giving options are available for anyone wishing to leave a lasting legacy to help citizens in rural communities. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Farm Rescue Foundation to discuss options for assistance. Additional information may be obtained by calling 701-252-2016 or visiting
www.farmrescuefoundation.org.