CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US — Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said it will donate $50,000 to help provide food, water and critical assistance to those who were impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho storm in Iowa, US.

The donation will be split in half between the United Way of East Central Iowa and Community Action of Eastern Iowa. Both will each receive a $25,000 donation.

The company also is providing emergency grants to area colleagues who sustained severe storm damage to their personal property and homes. Affected colleagues can apply for grants through the ADM Cares Colleague Emergency Fund program, which provides monetary assistance in times of need.

“The line of storms hit our team, customers, friends and family in the area,” said Brian Mullins, manager of ADM’s Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US, corn processing facility. “We’re grateful to the outstanding local organizations that are providing shelter, food and supplies when and where they are needed most.”

The donation was given through ADM Cares, which has provided more than $200,000 in total contributions to Iowa communities.

“It’s our hope to work together to make a positive impact,” said Eric Fasnacht, manager of ADM’s Clinton, Iowa, US, corn processing facility. “We will continue to talk with Iowa farmers and agriculture leaders to determine the best ways to support the Iowa agriculture industry, which was deeply affected by crop loss and damage resulting from the storm.”

Through ADM Cares, ADM works to help sustain and strengthen communities where ADM colleagues work, live and operate by directing funding, volunteerism, and industry knowledge to initiatives and organizations that drive social, economic and environmental progress worldwide.