August 29, 2017
Alfa and Federation President Jimmy Parnell, right, presented the check to Children’s Hospital’s Emily Hornak at the closing banquet of the Federation’s Commodity Conference in Birmingham Aug. 5. Federation members and Alfa employees raised the money as part of the Alfa Cares program. Area 5 Organization Director David Heflin, left, and members of the eight counties in his area raised more than $16,000 for the project. State Senate Legislative Programs Director Matthew Durdin organized the project.
Members of the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance employees raised $120,000 for Children’s of Alabama, which specializes in medical care for ill and injured children.
Children’s Hospital representative Emily Hornak fought back tears as she accepted the check from Federation and Alfa President Jimmy Parnell.
Parnell made the presentation was Aug. 5 in Birmingham at the closing banquet of the Federation’s Commodity Producers Conference.
“I continue to be amazed by the generosity of our Alfa family and Federation members,” Parnell said. “Alfa employees and Federation members at the banquet told me they’ve never been more proud of our organization. I share those feelings. It’s truly an honor to work with people who care for others and embody the command to love thy neighbor.”
The Alfa Cares initiative began in 2015 as a way to encourage and recognize community service and philanthropy by Alfa employees, Federation members and the organization as a whole.