Earlier this year, Stafford County Flour Mills and the Golden Belt Community Foundation launched the “Give an Acre for Hudson” challenge as a way to build a savings account for the Hudson community. Throughout the summer and fall the agricultural community stepped forward, along with Stafford County Flour Mills matching each donation, to help raise $14,531.48 toward the overall goal of $20,000.
There is still time to be a part of building permanent resources for Hudson. Individuals from many communities and even different states have joined together in donating almost 1,000 bushels of wheat to the Hudson Community Improvement Fund. It is inspiring to see how many people care about the Hudson community.
Through the end of the year Stafford County Flour Mills will match your donation dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $10,000 in overall donations. Additionally, the Golden Belt Community Foundation, in its efforts to help communities build long-term, sustainable assets, will match your gift fifty-cents per dollar.
If individuals and businesses step forward with another $2,734.26, then the goal of $20,000 will be met because of the dollar-for-dollar match from Stafford County Flour Mills. If you wish to help what the agricultural community started and support the Hudson community, then your gift may be mailed to the Golden Belt Community Foundation with a note to add it to the Hudson Community Improvement Fund. Additional gifts of grain also may be made and you would need to simply call Stafford County Flour Mills at (620) 458-4121 and let them know how many bushels you wish to contribute.
If you have any questions regarding this challenge or the Hudson Community Improvement Fund, then please feel free to contact Christy Tustin, Executive Director, Golden Belt Community Foundation at (620) 792-3000.