The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region recognizes State Farm for its generous contribution of $25,000 to support disaster relief and response efforts.
In recent years, the State Farm corporation and its employees have generously supported the Red Cross on both a local and national level. The company has provided more than $20 million in funding for national disaster relief, local community disaster education and preparedness programs and more. State Farm employees and agents across the country volunteer their time to the Red Cross and have participated significantly at blood drives.
“We know that disasters can happen to anyone at any time, and it is with the generosity of donors such as State Farm that we can help those who so desperately need it as they are facing their darkest day,” said Cindy Erickson, CEO of the Greater St. Louis Region. “This type of support allows us to carry out our mission everyday—to alleviate human suffering during emergencies—and to help those affected recover.”
In the wake of a disaster, the Red Cross provides immediate, emergency support and supports longer-term recovery efforts of the affected families and communities. Funding from corporate partners such as State Farm ensures that the Red Cross will be able to provide immediate services like food, shelter and emotional support to disaster victims 24/7, 365 days a year. These disasters range from devastating floods and tornadoes to the most common disaster threat in St. Louis – a family house fire. Last year, the Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region helped families after nearly 1,400 house fires.
The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.