State Farm Donation Supports Local Red Cross

A generous donation to the Northeast Wisconsin Region of the American Red Cross was recently received from State Farm Insurance. The $5,000 gift was approved after heavy rains started causing widespread flooding in mid-July. The funds purchased residential clean-up kits, which were presented to homeowners and renters throughout affected neighborhoods.

 

The clean-up kits were given – at no charge; as all Red Cross disaster assistance is free – to flood victims. The clean-up kits are packed with a variety of cleaning supplies, including brooms, a mop, squeegee, rubber and work gloves, Clorox bleach, various disinfectants and more. The importance of these kits is that they assist with the clean-up and help prevent mold from developing.

 

Throughout the region, Red Cross volunteers and staff distributed the clean-up kits at central pick-up locations and went door-to-door through affected areas after heavy rains and rising rivers began on July 14.

 

“State Farm is committed to helping people recover from unexpected events that can happen without warning,” said Elizabeth Tharp, Vice President of Agency for Wisconsin. “By supporting the Red Cross and providing clean-up kits to the community, we are able to help area residents affected by the recent flooding recover as quickly as possible.”

 

“When we present clean-up materials to someone who has water in their home, their eyes light up. They are so appreciative of the work of the American Red Cross while we can’t do this without valuable partnerships and financial contributions from companies such as State Farm Insurance. We are very grateful for their local support,” gleamed Steve Hansen, the Northeast WI Region Chapter Executive. 

 

About American Red Cross:

The Northeast Wisconsin American Red Cross is a regional grouping of four Chapters serving 20 counties by providing relief to victims of disaster and helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. This regional grouping strives to maintain both consistency and momentum in serving this purpose across the multiple Chapters including the East Central Wisconsin, Lakeland Chapter, Outagamie and Scenic Shores Chapter. See www.newredcross.org for details.

 

About State Farm®:
State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm’s 17,700 agents and more than 67,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – almost 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of ces. State Farm is ranked No. 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®. 

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