Bayer Supports Local California Charities "Motivation Freedom through Mobility" and "The Monterey Ag Education Program"
- by Laura Hillen
SALINAS, CA - Growing ties to the community and giving back to those in need, Bayer and the company’s running team raised $5,700 to support two important charities: Motivation Freedom through Mobility, and The Monterey Ag Education Program.
As part of an ongoing tradition, each August, the Salinas Valley Bayer Vegetable sales team, along with many of the team's customers, run a local half marathon to raise money for charity, according to a company release. As a result of poor air quality caused by rampant wild fires, the company was forced to cancel the event in 2016, much to the disappointment of the Bayer team.
But after some rearranging and rescheduling, Bayer’s team went on to compete at the Big Sur Half in Monterey, a run for charity held November 13 of this year.
Altogether, the company’s running team raised $5,700 for the two charities involved.
Motivation Freedom through Mobility has a global reach; the charity works to provide wheelchairs to people in underdeveloped areas.
The Monterey Ag Education Program is a local charity that involves area youth with agriculture and hosts events like Farm Day in Monterey, to foster local ties to the fresh food industries.
Kudos, from us at AndNowUKnow, to the Bayer team for all the company's hard work.