IDABEL—The American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Foundation has donated $5,000 to Denison Elementary School to cover the cost of the school’s insurance deductible. Denison Elementary took a direct hit during the recent Idabel tornado. The school lost the roof off its main building and sustained significant water damage.

Representatives of the AFR Foundation presented a check for the donation to Denison School Superintendent Stacey Ebert Nov. 15.

Also in attendance were AFR Cooperative Vice President and AFR Foundation Board Member Ryan Plemmons, Broken Bow, AFR Cooperative and AFR Foundation Board Member Mike Goodwin, Roberta, and AFR Insurance Agent Jim Campbell, Idabel.

“A loss like this can be very disruptive to students and teachers alike,” said Goodwin. “We’re proud the AFR Foundation could play a small part in helping Denison Elementary rebuild and get back to providing its students with a great education.”

AFR Cooperative is a membership services organization established in 1905 as Oklahoma Farmers Union. AFR provides educational, legislative and cooperative programs across the state and serves as a watchdog for Oklahoma’s family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The organization is actively supportive of the state’s agricultural industry and rural population with membership consisting of farmers actively involved in production agriculture and non-farmers adding their voice in support of AFR principles.