Funds to support ongoing river cleanup and restoration projects
DECATUR, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced a donation of $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.”
About Living Lands & Waters
Living Lands & Waters is a 501 (c) (3) environmental organization established by Chad Pregracke in 1998 and headquartered in East Moline, Ill. Living Lands & Waters conducts a variety of initiatives including Community River Cleanups, Big River Educational Workshops, the MillionTrees Project, the Riverbottom Forest Restoration Project and Adopt-a-River Mile.
Every day, the 30,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 265 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We operate the world’s premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 75 countries.
Our global headquarters is in Decatur, Illinois, and our net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, were $81 billion. For more information about our company and our products, visit www.adm.com.
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