Farm Credit Services Awards Mountrail County Medical Center $30,000

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Pictured above, left to right, are: Claude Sem, Farm Credit Services CEO; George Olson, MCMC and Mountrail Bethel Home Board President; John Posusta, MCMC Capital Campaign Coordinator; Doris Brown, MCMC Administrator; Clara Sue Price, a member of the Trinity board and FCS board member; Susan Weston, MCMC CFO; and Mike Larson, loan officer with Farm Credit Services.

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded the Mountrail County Medical Center $30,000 as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Foundation (RGCF). The grant funds will be used to help purchase new emergency room exam equipment including three stretchers and an EKG machine. It will also be used to help purchase seven exam tables for the clinic.

“Farm Credit is excited to provide grant funds to the Mountrail County Medical Center,” says Claude Sem, CEO of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota. The services provided by rural medical facilities are critical to the well being of their community and Farm Credit feels strongly that it’s important to give back to the community. “The needs in the Stanley area have grown significantly with the impact oil exploration has made, and will continue to make, in the coming years. We are excited to help support their essential needs providing equipment to help them assist in saving lives,” Sem adds.

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, Farm Credit Service of Mandan and AgriBank, established the Rural Community Grant Fund to assist in the implementation and development of projects and programs in communities and rural areas in western North Dakota which have been impacted by mineral exploration.

In 2013 the program provided $740,000 in grants. The grant to MCMC is part of that 2013 grant program. In 2014 the program is expected to award around $800,000 in grants with the end of April as the next deadline. Applications are reviewed three times per year as part of the program.

The Rural Community Grant Fund is currently accepting applications for future funding requests. Interested parties can apply at www.farmcreditnd.com.

Courtesy of Mountrail County Promoter

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