Launched in summer 2015, the companies’ Community Builder program is designed to support the charitable organizations team members work with, while building vibrant and prosperous communities.
Fargo, N.D., based companies RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company announced that five charitable organizations have been named recipients of the companies' Community Builder grant program, including three from the Dakotas.
Launched in summer 2015, the companies' Community Builder program is designed to support the charitable organizations team members work with, while building vibrant and prosperous communities. The grants awarded are meant to be transformative and impactful to the benefiting charities.
“The Community Builder program builds upon our value of community involvement at RDO while mirroring the passion of giving back, which is the legacy of my father and our founder, Ron Offutt, along with the other members of our family,” said Christi Offutt, chair of RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company.
A one-of-a-kind program, any team member from RDO Equipment Co. or R.D. Offutt Company can apply for a Community Builder grant. As part of the application, the employee must explain how the grant will benefit the local community along with information about their personal commitment to that organization.
Based on the applications received from team members, five Community Builder grants totaling $105,000 were awarded to the following charities:
• Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley, Fargo, N.D.
• Ruth Meiers Hospitality House, Bismarck, N.D.
• Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, S.D.
• Krum ISD Education Foundation, Krum, Texas
• Toys for Tots (DFW Metroplex), Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
For more information, visit www.rdoequipment.com