A new organization in Boone County, called “Farm 4 A Cure” has been formed to help out in times of crisis or illness.
Donny Baker, 27, a St. Edward farmer and agribusinessman, had the idea for the organization when his mother, Gina, was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago.
Friends and neighbors all wanted to help out in any way they could.
That’s common in communities across rural Nebraska, but Donny thought it might be good to have an organized approach to providing this help.
Farm 4 A Cure was actually formed during the Christmas season of 2015, and the first fund-raising event was a chili feed. The first assistance was provided to the family of Bill Sorensen of St. Edward, who died in a car accident last June.
Since then, a mission statement has been formulated and is posted on the organization’s Facebook page: “Farm 4 A Cure is a project developed to assist people that are fighting a battle. The battle may be a:
• Crisis situation
• Cure, or
• Citizen in need.”
First major fund-raising event will be “The Hicks from the Sticks Country Battle” onh Sept. 24 at the Baker farm south of St Edward.
Details in the Aug. 31 Albion News Print and E-Editions.