Hammond, LA (March 22, 2013)
State Farm® has presented Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa a $15,000 grant from the State Farm Foundation in support of the Crime Stoppers KEYS (Keeping Every Youth Safe) Alliance youth leadership program.
Company officials stated that they make it their business to be a good neighbor, and help build safer, stronger and better educated communities across the United States and Canada.
State Farm's spokesman for Louisiana, Gary Stephenson, said that company grants focus on three areas: safety, community development and education.
The grant presentation occurred Friday, March 22, at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department in Ponchatoula, by local State Farm agents, Patty Hubert and John Mollere.
In presenting the grant, Ms. Hubert said, "Our Good Neighbor Citizenship grant will help Crime Stoppers provide our local youth with life skills and leadership opportunities that will help them make better decisions. The program provides an opportunity for them to learn the facts about distracted driving, internet safety, alcohol and drug abuse, and other issues. On behalf of State Farm, myself, and the other area State Farm agents, we are thrilled to present Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa and the KEYS Alliance with $15,000 to support their program."
Program officials said that the expected impact of the program is that when youth become involved in positive prevention and safety efforts, they not only help their community, they help themselves grow into competent, confident, responsible, connected, productive members of society through advocacy and service.
"We could not be more grateful to the State Farm Foundation and their Good Neighbor Citizenship grant program for the support they have offered our youth programs. We look forward to a continued partnership with State Farm as we seek to make our homes, neighborhoods, and communities a safer place for all of our citizens." said Jodie Rohner, CEO and Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa.
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