Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU), Farmers Union Service Association (FUSA) and Farmers Union Insurance visited the Red Cross – Centennial Chapter in Fort Collins, Colo., to donate $4,000 to their efforts in northern Colorado. “The Centennial Red Cross did an extraordinary job of coordinating assistance to families devastated by the Windsor tornado,” said RMFU President Kent Peppler.
The donation was made in two checks, one for $2,000 from RMFU/FUSA and another for the same amount from Farmers Union Insurance (FUI). On hand for the presentation were Peppler, FUSA General Manager Gary Wilmoth, FUSA agents Bud Frei and Adam Sater, and FUI Senior Vice President Chris Kircher. The checks were given to the chapter’s Executive Director Erin Mounsey.
The Red Cross provides assistance in response to community disasters like the recent tornado as well as supporting armed forces needs and even assisting with individual family emergencies. “On the afternoon of the tornadoes, we were also responding to a single-family house fire,” Mounsey said. While discussing the efforts surrounding the Windsor tornado he said, “Everyone in northern Colorado came through to make this disaster relief effort a success.”
“Our organizations want to help,” said FUSA GM Gary Wilmoth, “and the Red Cross – Centennial is the place where we feel we can do the most good. They are the spirit of community service in action.”