Valley Aggronomics Gives Mini-Cassia Shelter Generous Donation

Individuals left to right: 
Laura Studer (Rupert Valley Country Store Lead), Samantha Lopez (Rupert Valley Country Store Manager), Lynda Brennen (Mini-Cassia Shelter Director), Jason Pollard (Valley Wide Marketing Manager), Tom Daniels (Valley Wide Propane)

By: Sean Durham

Rupert, Idaho – Valley Wide Cooperative and Valley Agronomics LLC, with matching funds from Land O’ Lakes, donated $3,000 to the Mini-Cassia Shelter for Women and Children. The money will be used to help with the operational costs of the shelter and allow it to stay open. The Mini Cassia Location provides shelter and basic care needs, and is currently helping four families in the area. Once a person/family is ready to leave, the shelter helps them with finding safe housing, and provides for some basic household items. “As a community it is important to support these types of non-profit organizations creating a safe haven for those individuals in need” stated Jason Pollard Director of Marketing for Valley Wide Cooperative & Valley Agronomics.

The Mini-Cassia Shelter for Women and Children provides intervention and prevention for individuals experiencing domestic, dating, or sexual abuse, or stalking. Although the shelter usually helps protect women and children, men who are seeking refuge from abuse may also use the facility and services.