State Farm donates $25,000 to local Red Cross, HOM


State Farm has generously donated $25,000 to help the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter provide disaster relief and other local services to those who need it most.

“Because responding to disasters and meeting the immediate emergency needs of those impacted by catastrophic events are major components of the services provided by the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter, this gift will make a difficult situation much better,” said Executive Director Dave Griffith.

Dedicated Red Cross volunteers are available every day of the year and at all hours to provide emergency food, clothing and shelter at no cost to clients in 21 Mid-Missouri counties served by the chapter.

The Red Cross receives no government funding - at any level. Our mission, which also includes programs such as Service to Armed Forces and health and safety training classes, is funded through the generosity of the American public. We are committed to assisting our clients in the 21-county Heart of Missouri chapter.

“We truly appreciate the generosity of the people of State Farm Insurance,” Griffith said. “This donation to the Red Cross speaks volumes about their compassion for those whose lives will be turned upside down by disaster and shows their concern for the health and safety of individuals and families throughout our community.”

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.