DECATUR, IL, Oct. 6, 2011 -- Archer Daniels Midland Company has donated $125,000 to Living Lands & Waters, a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and vitality of the nation's inland waterways. The donation is being made through ADM Cares, the company's social-investment program.
"ADM is pleased to support Living Lands & Waters and their efforts to help cleanup and restore our nation's inland waterways," said Jeff Becker, ADM's vice president, North American Grain Operations. "A cleaner Mississippi River benefits communities up and down the river, from Minnesota to Louisiana, and those who enjoy recreational activities on the water. It's also vitally important for ADM because we depend upon the river to transport grain from America's heartland to where it is needed around the world."
Every year, ADM hosts multiple river cleanups and encourages employees to volunteer their time to help cleanup the Mississippi River and other major U.S. waterways in collaboration with Living Lands & Waters. In 2011, more than 220 ADM employees have participated in river cleanup events with Living Lands & Waters.
"ADM has been a valued partner of Living Lands & Waters since 2004," said Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters. "Their financial support combined with the hard work and enthusiasm of ADM employees allows us to advance our mission to protect, preserve and restore the environment of our nation's major rivers and their watersheds."