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KY-based UniDial Communications has turned the ‘Farm Aid’ membership card into a limited edition, five-minute, prepaid calling card featuring artwork by Vermont artist Katharine Montstream. The collectible cards will be available at all the stadium vendors during the October 3rd ‘Farm Aid Concert’, to be held at The New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, Ill. Only 8,000 of the limited edition cards will be produced, available on a first come, first serve basis. The cards have the potential to help ‘Farm Aid’ raise $130,000 worth of memberships.

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To help raise funds for Farm Aid, UniDial Communications, one of the nation’s largest telecom resellers, has turned the Farm Aid membership card into a five-minute, prepaid calling card. The limited edition card features artwork by Vermont artist Katharine Montstream, and will be given to all donors signing on for the $35 Farm Aid membership.

With all the production and long distance costs for the cards donated by UniDial, Farm Aid will be able to put the full cost of the membership toward its mission of helping family farms. The collectible cards will be available at all the stadium vendors during the October 3rd Farm Aid concert, to be held at The New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, Ill. Those who can’t make it to the concert can become members by visiting the Farm Aid web site at www.country.com, or call by calling 1-800-FARM AID during the live broadcast of “Farm Aid ’98,” scheduled on TNN October 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m EST.

Only 8,000 of the limited edition cards will be produced, available on a first come, first serve basis. The cards have the potential to help Farm Aid raise $130,000 worth of memberships.

“We’re very grateful to UniDial for bringing the idea to us,” said Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid. “This is a beautiful card that should appeal to prepaid calling card collectors. But more important, it helps us give something of value back to our Farm Aid donors. Considering all our donors do for the sake of the family farm, it’s great to be able to do that.”

UniDial donated the cards as part of its national partnership with USA Harvest, the nation’s largest all-volunteer hunger relief organization. USA Harvest and Farm Aid have worked together for three years. In fact, people attending Farm Aid concerts have brought hundreds of thousands of pounds of canned food items to benefit USA Harvest’s chapters. Farm Aid Prepaid Cards sold at the concert will also bear the USA Harvest logo, though 100% of the proceeds will go toward Farm Aid.

“We’re very proud to be able to help two great organizations like Farm Aid and USA Harvest,” said Kimberly Moran, Director of Marketing for UniDial Communications. “Prepaid calling cards are an important part of our product line, and it’s a great feeling knowing one of our products can help generate income for such an important cause – the survival of the family farm.”

UniDial, in conjunction with its vendor partners, offers all businesses and consumers state-of-the-art telecommunications services and the most comprehensive customer service in the industry. Founded in 1993, UniDial is known as one of the largest telecommunications resellers in the industry, serving customers from coast to coast. UniDial is a privately held company headquartered in Louisville, Ky.

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