- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/14/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
According to the Pryor Daily Times, three events helped raise more than $40,000 for the Monks. The family now consists of three boys, who lost their mother recently and their father two years ago.
The first auction held for the boys helped compile $8,200. Tena Pritchett helped organize the fundraiser, and noted that a John Deere teeter-totter was one of the popular items people bid on.
"We did really well. I'd like to thank everyone," Pritchett said. "There were so many people who didn't even know the family."
The Monk family is now headed by 19-year-old Leroy, who will use the money to help care for his brothers, Dustin, 13, and Brandon, 9. Some of the funds will help finish an addition on their home and other improvements.
Other benefits have featured John Deere equipment as a way to drum up interest from donors. A woman's shelter in Texas recently featured a John Deere Gator utility vehicle as part of its fundraising program.