In response to the recent devastation caused when Hurricane Ian swept through Florida and the Carolinas, State Farm has announced its continued commitment to the American Red Cross with a donation of $325,000 to help those impacted by this destructive storm.
As an Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) member, State Farm’s year-round commitment of $1 million in advance of disasters helped ensure the Red Cross could mobilize and respond immediately following Hurricane Ian. State Farm additional donation provides much-needed supplemental funding to help support Red Cross efforts in the wake of this specific disaster.
“Thanks to State Farm generous donation, the Red Cross and our partners are on the ground supporting those in need after Hurricane Ian came ashore as a powerful Category 4 storm,” said Anne McKeough, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are grateful for partners like State Farm as we work together to provide help and hope for communities in the wake of this destructive hurricane.”
Currently, hundreds of people remain in shelters and thousands more are depending on the Red Cross for support. Aid stations are open where people can get food, relief supplies and other assistance and trained volunteers are providing health, mental health and spiritual support to families who have suffered unimaginable loss. A disaster of this magnitude — one that devastates critical infrastructure across a wide geographic area packed with people — requires a team effort to help affected communities.
“State Farm is pleased to support The American Red Cross efforts to help our communities impacted by Hurricane Ian”, said Apsara Sorensen, State Farm Corporate Responsibility Director. “Part of our mission is to help people recover from the unexpected. We hope this grant goes a long way in helping our community recover from the hurricane.”
The Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 disasters across the country every year, providing comfort and hope during what can be the worst days of people’s lives. Generous support from ADGP members like State Farm enable the Red Cross to prepare communities for disasters big and small., responding whenever and wherever disasters occur and help families during the recovery process.