Farm Rescue launches new affinity card program
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Farm Rescue has joined forces with CardPartner, Inc., to launch the Farm Rescue Visa affinity credit card. "The card is a convenient way for people to support the mission of our organization," said Bill Gross, president and foun...
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Farm Rescue has joined forces with CardPartner, Inc., to launch the Farm Rescue Visa affinity credit card.
"The card is a convenient way for people to support the mission of our organization," said Bill Gross, president and founder of Farm Rescue. The nonprofit organization provides planting and harvesting assistance to farm families that have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster.
Farm Rescue will receive $50 from CardPartner for every card that is activated. Then once a month, for the life of the program, the organization will receive a check from CardPartner for a portion of every dollar charged by cardholders. Supporters can choose one of five unique images for the card's front.
"As a nonprofit, it is a constant challenge to generate operational income," said Gross. "We view this venture as an opportunity to create a valuable income stream for Farm Rescue, and provide multiple benefits to cardholders."
CardPartner is an online company that specializes in helping smaller U.S.-based membership organizations and charities create affinity credit card programs. Visa cards offered through CardPartner are issued by UMB Bank, n.a., headquartered in Kansas City, MO.
Gross noted that Farm Rescue is currently accepting planting requests from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, western Minnesota and eastern Montana. Applications postmarked by March 31 will receive priority consideration.
To acquire an application for assistance or apply for a Farm Rescue Visa card, go to www.farmrescue.org .