Farm Credit Services of North Dakota awards $25,000 to Kalix

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded $25,000 to Kalix as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund (RCGF). The grant funds will help them purchase a vehicle to support people with disabilities.

Blaine DesLauriers, Board Chair, and Borgi Beeler, President/CEO, from Kalix, are pleased to accept the check from Claude Sem, CEO of Farm Credit Services, and utilize the grant funds towards helping them purchase the vehicle. Borgi Beeler noted “Kalix believes that transportation is key to many aspects of our programs – working, receiving appropriate medical care, learning social skills – the person has to get there first! In addition, participation in community life contributes to skill acquisition, progress towards goals, and quality of life.”

The services that Kalix provides are critical for those in the community with disabilities. The vehicle will be used to benefit people enrolled in their programs who require transportation to various locations. “We are happy to award funds for a project to help provide improved services and quality of life for their clients,” says Claude Sem, CEO of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota. “Farm Credit is proud to help support and strengthen community organizations such as Kalix who help others build a better future,” he adds.

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

Pictured in front of the vehicle purchased with the Farm Credit Services award (from left): Kathy Gaddie (Kalix Board Member), Katie Fegley and Jenny Lock (FCS), Blaine DesLauriers (Kalix Board Chair), Borgi Beeler (Kalix President/CEO), Dennis Helgeson, Roger Tollefson, Rich Campbell, and Tim Vallely (all Kalix Board Members).