Reno, Nev., May 31, 2011 State Farm has awarded a Good Neighbor Citizenship grant of $10,000 to the Northern Nevada Chapter Red Cross for their Safe Communities Initiative.
“Helping people prepare for the unexpected is a common goal shared by State Farm and the Northern Nevada Red Cross,” said State Farm Vice President- Agency Kenneth Whitehair. “We’re pleased to be a part of the effort to help increase disaster awareness and preparedness in the community.”
The Safe Communities Initiative is a collaborative effort between the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Boy Scouts of America-Overland Council.
“The financial support from State Farm will allow more families in Northern Nevada to become Red Cross Ready! Personal preparedness for disasters allows families to protect themselves and their families when disasters occur,” said Caroline Punches, Executive Director for the Northern Nevada Chapter. “The grant will be used specifically to pay for educational supplies and marketing campaigns to increase disaster preparation and awareness.”
Angela Thorpe, State Farm Insurance (303) 264-1560.
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