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Grow Communities

Woodburn Christian Children’s Home awarded $2,500

Statement issued Friday by America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM:

WOODBURN, Ind. (Jan. 18) – More children will now have a place to call home in Allen County.

Woodburn Christian Children’s Home received the $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM. The donations are made available through the Monsanto Fund. Through the program, winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Ben and Steve Moore of Moore Farms, LLC in Woodburn have been selected as a winner in the program, and they designated the $2,500 to Woodburn Christian Children’s Home (WCCH).

“Woodburn Christian Children’s Home depends on contributions from churches, businesses and the community,” said Dan Grant of WCCH. “We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Monsanto Fund and to Ben and Steve Moore of Moore Farms for their generosity and confidence in our program for children.”

Grow Communities was created to benefit nonprofit community groups such as WCCH that are important to America’s farmers. For Ben and Steve Moore in Allen County, the opportunity to help grow their community became a reality when they were selected as a Grow Communities winner during the second annual program. The Moore’s decided on WCCH because they supported the organization in the past.

“It’s a good local community organization,” said Ben Moore. “We’ve signed up for Grow Communities every year, and we’re glad we won this year so that we can donate to the children’s home.”

In a ceremony held Jan. 18 at Fort Wayne Farm Show, the Moore family got the chance to present WCCH with the $2,500 donation.

In 1,245 eligible counties, farmers could win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit. The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more than $3.1 million in local rural communities this year alone. In total, more than $207,500 has been donated to nonprofits in Ind.

Visit to learn more about America’s Farmers Grow Communities. This program is part of a broad commitment by the Monsanto Fund to invest in farm communities, in order to highlight the important contributions farmers make every day to our society. To view all of the winners, visit

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