Christensen Farms donates $20,000 to Midwest veterans

Staff reports
Farm Forum

ABERDEEN, S.D. — In honor of Veterans Day, Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the country, donated a total of $10,000, as well as Thanksgiving hams valuing $10,000 to veterans organizations across the Midwest, according to a news release.

The organization collaborated with local groups in 15 communities in which it operates to provide donations to help support our veterans, which included a donation to the Disabled Veterans of America, Swanson O Connor Chapter 13.

“At Christensen Farms, we are committed to helping strengthen the communities we operate in, with the support of Veterans being one of the core focuses within that commitment,” said Amber Portner, Christensen Farms communications manager, in the release. “It is our hope that this donation will help provide some support to those who have nobly served our nation with the essentials they need, every day, including right here in Aberdeen.”

Christensen Farms has pork production operations located a south of Aberdeen. They employ nearly 35 people who all help to support and achieve the mission of Christensen Farms.

The following communities and veteran support organizations received donations from Christensen Farms this past Veterans Day holiday: Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 15 (New Ulm, Minn.), Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 33 (Marshall, Minn.), Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 24 (Montevideo, Minn.), Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 34 (Willmar, Minn.), Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 32 (Fairmont, Minn.), American Legion Post 10 (Lake Benton, Minn.), Hunting with Heroes (Lakota, Iowa), Family Alliance for Veterans of America (Forest City, Iowa), Brushy Creek Honor Flight 13 (Estherville, Iowa), Butler County American Veteran Chapter (Bristow, Iowa), O’Neill American Legion, Post 93 (O’Neill, Neb.), American Legion Post 128 (Crofton, Neb.), American Legion Post 8 (Pierre, S.D.), Disabled Veterans of America, Swanson O Connor Chapter 13 (Aberdeen), and American Legion Post 211 (Paris, Ill.).