Dairy Relief in conjunction with the National Milk Producers Federation, has once again set up a special fund for dairy farmers and other interested parties to donate money to the victims of the most recent natural disaster. This time the fund will assist those victims of Hurricane Katrina. Early estimates say this natural disaster could cost anywhere from $10 to $25 billion, which would be the largest loss from a single event since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  

“Dairy Relief has discovered that people in the dairy community always step up to contribute when others are in need,” said Carl Baumann, Executive Director of Dairy Relief.    “That is why we have set up this fund to assist the millions of people affected by this disaster.”

The money collected through Dairy Relief, Inc., will be sent to the American Red Cross. All contributions made to the “Dairy Relief-Hurricane Fund” ultimately will be donated to the victims and their families.

“At times like these dairy farmers across the country have demonstrated their compassion, we once again are providing an easy way for you to help where there is massive loss and destruction,” said Jerry Kozak, President & CEO of NMPF.

Tax-deductible contributions should be mailed to the “Dairy Relief – Hurricane Fund,” c/o the National Milk Producers Federation, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201. 

Formed in 1998, Dairy Relief is the only U.S.-based charitable organization whose sole purpose is providing quality American dairy products to needy people around the world. Dairy Relief is run by a volunteer board of dairy farmers and dairy cooperative executives.   Dairy Relief accepts either tax-deductible cash contributions, or in-kind product contributions. For more information on Dairy Relief, Inc., contact Carl Baumann at (618) 654-3676 or cjbaum@papadocs.com.