|Farm Credit Mid-America helps those affected by Oklahoma tornado|
|Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:37 AM|
DELPHOS — Farm Credit Mid-America, an agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, recognizes the efforts of residents and businesses in Delphos, OH in sending supplies to those affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma.
Two Farm Credit customers, Jacob McEvoy and Ricky Regula, helped with the idea for the drive to organize the initiative. The Delphos Farm Credit office joined in to partner with local residents and businesses in the community and support McEvoy’s and Regula’s desire to help those in need.
Among the residents and businesses from the Delphos area who aided in the effort were:
— Andy North and Pattie Stechschulte of Edward Jones Investments, monetary donation
— Odenweller Jauman Insurance Agency, monetary donation; and
— Chief Supermarket, 20 cases of water; and
— Randall Bearings of Lima, OH, use of trucks; and
— Farm Credit Mid-America Delphos Office, 25 cases of water and a monetary donation.
Farm Credit staff members went door to door to local businesses asking for donations. “The opportunity to help a customer achieve their goal of helping others was great,” said Chris Hager, financial services officer with Farm Credit. “It was awesome to be able to come together as a community to help those affected in Oklahoma. This shows how generous and closely knit the residents and business are.”
In addition to the effort, McEvoy and Regula donated their time as they drove the supplies to Oklahoma. Together, the community was able to send two semi-trailers full of supplies which left the Wapakoneta area for Oklahoma on May 24.