Donation helps house Narcissa Prentiss
PRATTSBURGH – Local farmers, Squires Farm, recently made a donation of $ 2,500 to Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities at home Narcissa Prentiss who used the funds to replace a dying oven.
“We are extremely grateful to the Squires family for receiving this grant. The Narcissa Prentiss House does not have a regular income and depends on donations to cover current and special expenses, so $ 2,500 is a huge benefit to us, ”said Sandra Conley, Chair of the Narcissa House Preservation Committee Prentiss; a non-profit museum whose mission is to keep alive the memory of pioneer, missionary and teacher Narcissa Prentiss Whitman.
Since 2010, America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $ 59 million to nonprofits, budding agricultural students, and public schools across rural America. Dedicated to making a difference in rural farming communities, the Grow Communities program calls on farmers across the country to participate by nominating nonprofits with resources to strengthen their local communities. Last August, farmers participated for a chance to donate $ 2,500 to Grow Communities to an eligible local non-profit organization of their choice. Farmers have directed donations to food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth farm programs, and more that reflect the spirit and support the vibrancy of rural America.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, including those in rural areas, and farmers play a vital role in helping communities overcome challenges, like the ones we are currently facing,” said Al Mitchell, Chairman of the Bayer Fund. “Bayer Fund is proud to work alongside farmers to identify eligible local nonprofits that are able to provide their residents with solutions that leave a lasting impact. “
To learn more about the impact of America’s Farmers programs, visit www.AmericasFarmers.com.
Maison Narcissa Prentiss is open to visitors on the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July and August from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment. Groups, organizations and individuals interested in making an appointment to visit should contact Sandra Conley at 607-566-8358 or Sandra Squires at 607-329-4737. If no response, please leave a message. The house is also available for special events and teas for small groups.
The House Preservation Committee is a 501 (c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Donations for the preservation of the house are appreciated.