Oxnard Fire Dept. one of 40 organizations to win a State Farm® Cause An Effect grant
After three weeks and more than 1.2 million votes, State Farm® will present the Oxnard Fire Dept. with a $25,000 grant to reduce the number of beach drowning's in the Oxnard community. Oxnard Fire was one of 3,000 Cause submissions State Farm received through Cause An Effect, a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that relies on non-profit organizations to create solutions to community issues identified by Facebook users.
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board, a diverse group of 30 students, reviewed the 3,000 Cause submissions and helped State Farm select the top 100 finalists. State Farm then identified and paired nonprofits with each Cause; the affiliated nonprofits of the top 40 Causeswill each receive a $25,000 grant to create and execute a plan to address the Cause.
From April 27 through May 17, the Facebook community was encouraged to visit the Cause An Effect app and vote for their favorite Cause. More than 38,000 people took to Facebook during the three week period; the Oxnard Fire Dept. received 16,309 votes, the 37th most votes in the program.
Oxnard City Council Chambers, 305 W. Third Street, Oxnard, California
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Ceremonial Calendar
*Photo/interview opportunities - all speakers will be on site and available before and after presentation
Eddie C. Martinez, State Farm Media Relations (310) 560-6690
Rod Thorp, Fire Marshal
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