Local farmer steers $2,500 to Harbor

June 4, 2013 

From left are Angie Lock, Harbor board chairwoman; Keri Christensen, Harbor executive director; winning farmer Jan Hill; Monsanto representative Kenneth Lampkin; and Jeff Person, Harbor board member.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ORSON BARR

Harbor of Johnston County will be able to expand its services thanks to local farmer Jan Hill and America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Co., Grow Communities provides eligible farmers the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit. Hill chose Harbor to receive the $2,500 donation.

“I am honored that I can help support such a terrific organization in our community,” she said.

Keri Christensen is executive director of Harbor. “Harbor shelters women and children fleeing from domestic violence,” she said. “We will utilize the $2,500 to cover shelter expenses such as lights, food, utilities, supplies and other costs associated with sheltering the battered women and children served in our programs.”

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