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Food Roof project, Cotton Belt project become Rally Saint Louis funded concepts

8:47 PM, Apr 18, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Rally Saint Louis announced Thursday its first two funded concepts.

The first project is the Food Roof project, funded with a grant from Bunge North America and thousands in consumer fundraising. This will be a first-of-its-kind community farm situated on a downtown rooftop.

"While our food and ingredients businesses are global, our North American home is St. Louis," said Bill McCullough, vice president of marketing for Bunge N.A. "Bunge is proud to help bring a dynamic, first-of-its-kind endeavor for St. Louis to our region."

The second project is called Cotton Belt, and will use the Cotton Belt building on 1st Street between Florida and Dickson as a welcome sign. This is funded with consumer money and support from the CVC and St. Louis Regional Chamber.

The sign will face the new Interstate 70 Mississippi River Bridge.

"What a dramatic way to launch a new spirit of collaboration in St. Louis - a 750-foot welcome sign to all who cross the new Mississippi River Bridge," said Joe Reagan, president of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. "We couldn't be more pleased to partner with the CVC and the Rally community to make this happen."

A partnership between Rally Saint Louis and Givver, a social media philanthropic giving platform, was also announced. Givver integrates with Twitter and simplifies charitable donations.

Rally Saint Louis also announced the Magic House Installation at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has reached the funding round and that the airport will provide a 1,500 square foot space for the project. Seventy-five percent of the $100,000 cost has been committed by the Magic House and its corporate partners.

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