Fulton, Ky. April 28, 2011 - State Farm recognizes the importance of ending poverty housing. That's why State Farm is awarding a $5,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity Fulton-Hickman Counties. Agent Sam Miller, a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, delivered the check. "State Farm supports community revitalization by collaborating with partners to create healthy communities. This is because we understand that communities are the foundation and lifeblood of society," said Miller.
Since 2007 State Farm has awarded $30,000 in grant money to Habitat for Humanity Fulton-Hickman Counties. The funding helps pay for safety equipment for homes such as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as building supplies. "We have been so blessed by State Farm's advocacy of our chapter. We share thanks for the example the company lives by," said Cherry Pyron of Habitat for Humanity.
Lisa Ripley, State Farm Insurance, (859) 282-5121.
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Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. It was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda.
To date, Habitat for Humanity, with the aid of community partners and volunteers, has helped build over 400,000 decent, affordable houses and served more than 2 million people around the world. For more information, please visit habitat.org®.