JACKSONVILLE – State Farm donated nearly $500,000 to support multiple Convoy of Hope disaster preparedness and response efforts. Included in this total was $50,000 designated for …
JACKSONVILLE – State Farm donated nearly $500,000 to support multiple Convoy of Hope disaster preparedness and response efforts. Included in this total was $50,000 designated for Convoy’s Hurricane Idalia response and $100,000 for the Maui wildfire.
In addition, much of State Farm’s donation was used for the purchase of hygiene kit materials, which are being used to pack 15,400 kits this fall around the country.
“State Farm is committed to helping people recover from the unexpected,” said Apsara Sorensen, State Farm Corporate Responsibility Director. “Our support for Convoy of Hope helps meet critical needs in communities impacted by a disaster.”
“We at Convoy of Hope are incredibly grateful for State Farm and for the collaboration between our organizations,” said Convoy’s Jamie Bilton. “We share a similar culture and mission in that both strive to be among the first to respond when disasters strike. With their forward-thinking and proactive support in 2024, Convoy of Hope will be better equipped to alleviate suffering even before the unexpected strikes.”
So far, Convoy of Hope has responded to more than 70 natural disasters this year including both domestic and international responses.
Convoy of Hope is a global, faith-based organization that serves vulnerable communities. By partnering with local churches, businesses, civic organizations, and government agencies, Convoy has strategically offered help and hope in more than 130 countries around the world.
Since its founding in 1994, Convoy of Hope has served 200 million people and counting. Each year since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded its highest rating to the organization – recognizing Convoy as a Four-Star Charity. For more, visit convoyofhope.org to learn more.