SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm Insurance has donated $125,000 to assist disaster relief org, Convoy of Hope, in its response to Hurricane Ian. To date, Convoy of Hope has served more than 80,000 people in the wake of Hurricane Ian. More than 1,200 volunteers mobilized to help Convoy serve 21 communities in the most affected parts of Florida.
Hurricane Ian hit Florida as a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 155 mph. It is the third-deadliest storm to hit the U.S., eclipsed only by hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Experts estimate it will take years for certain areas to recover.
"This generous donation helps Convoy distribute more food, water and supplies to Floridians who were impacted by Hurricane Ian," said Convoy of Hope's Jamie Bilton. "We are very grateful for State Farm's support, and it is our privilege to serve alongside a company that excels at helping people recover from the unexpected."
"State Farm is pleased to support Convoy of Hope efforts to help our communities impacted by Hurricane Ian," said State Farm corporate responsibility director, Apsara Sorensen. "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."
Convoy of Hope has already responded to more than 50 natural disasters this year, both in the U.S. and around the world.
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator every year since 2002. Convoy of Hope has served more than 200 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.
For 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been and continues to be to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its more than 19,400 agents and approximately 53,400 employees serve over 87 million policies and accounts ? which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 42 on the 2022 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.
Vice President of Public Engagement & National Spokesperson
SOURCE Convoy of Hope
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