Grant for Community Preservation Workshops to Benefit Bridgeton Area
November 27, 2012 State Farm® Insurance Companies awarded the Center for Historic American Building Arts
(CHABA) a $1500 grant to help finance the print and media materials for three community workshops teaching sensible and responsible home repair that includes salvaging distinctive home features, and in some instances, fostering historic preservation.
Pictured: Maggie Demarco and Flavia Alaya from the Center for Historic American Building Arts; NJ Assemblywoman Celeste Riley, and State Farm Agent, Paula Austin, of Bridgeton.
"Our preservationist mission is to extend the meaning and value of preserving historic character where people live, said Flavia Alaya of CHABA. "Our wider goals also include housing improvement, reduced fear and misunderstanding of regulations, and widened appreciation of the social and economic benefits of preservation. It is preservation for people, for properties, for neighborhoods, and ultimately for Bridgeton."
At CHABA, the workshops will be about access and connectedness to resources and showcasing a sustainable authentic model of preservation in the largest historic district in the state of New Jersey. With over 2000 primarily residential structures, Bridgeton is home to property owners and renters that span across class, income and cultural lines. The goal of CHABA is to engage low and moderate income families in the value that historic preservation brings to a home and that it provides both return on investment and the acquisition of valuable skills. This includes a partnership with community individuals, families, churches, and businesses.
State Farm is connected to the neighborhoods where we live and work, "said local Bridgeton State Farm Agent Pamela Austin. "We team-up with organizations, like CHABA, that share our vision and commitment to building safer, stronger, and better educated communities. We’re committed to maintaining the vibrancy of communities, like Bridgeton, as strong neighborhoods are the foundation of a strong society."
Each year State Farm awards grants to non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and educational institutions for programs that help make communities safer, stronger, and more educated. We make it our business to be a good neighbor. For further details, please visit State Farm.
Dave Phillips, State Farm Public Affairs, (610) 358-7667
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