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Cargill Awards Grant to Local First Responders

June 22, 2020

     Hospitals and businesses have faced a number of financial and operational challenges over the last few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources required to staff a round-the-clock COVID-19 testing center at the height of the pandemic in Missouri, making modifications to the hospital physical plant and changes in policies in preparation for COVID-19 patients have been important exercises for pandemic response. All the while, the hospital’s primary goal was to ensure access to care while safeguarding the health of patients and staff alike. Thanks to a monetary contribution from Cargill Marshall, Fitzgibbon Hospital has received additional resources to assist in facing these challenges.

     Cargill Marshall has awarded a total of $150,000 to several community agencies who were – and continue to be – on the front line of the pandemic response. These agencies include Fitzgibbon Hospital, together with the Marshall Fire Department, Saline County Health Department, Community Food Pantry and Missouri Valley Community Action Agency.

     “The Cargill Marshall Leadership Team would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of the work being done by our community first responders and supporters. We greatly appreciate your day-in and day-out commitment to helping others and your willingness to put yourselves in harm’s way to support our community,” wrote the Cargill Leadership Team in a letter to the recipient organizations. “Cargill’s goal is to be a major supporter of communities, which affects every one of our employees. We, again, greatly appreciate the work being done to help us through this challenging time. We will overcome this together.”

     “Navigating the last several weeks with COVID-19 has certainly been an extraordinarily challenging time for all of those who provide care, but knowing community partners like Cargill Marshall are there to offer their outreach and support really helps lift us up and enables us to go that extra mile for our patients and our community,” said Angy Littrell, CPA, MBA, President and CEO of Fitzgibbon Hospital.

     Cargill Marshall opened its Marshall facility in 1972 and employs approximately 620 team members. While the organization is one of the community’s largest employers, it is also a great community partner, providing support for Relay for Life, United Way, Shop with a Cop, Pig Out for Pink Out for breast cancer awareness, Segs4Vets, YMCA Strong Kids and more. To learn more about Cargill Marshall, visit www.cargill.com and search for Marshall, MO.