Rocky Mt., N.C. This week, State Farm will be at the Frederick E Turnage Chapter of the American Red Cross annual meeting to present a $15,000 check to the nonprofit. The grant is being awarded through State Farms Good Neighbor Citizenship program and will be used to assist in the Red Cross disaster relief efforts. The meeting will take place on June 27, 2013, at the Coastal Plain Hospital in Rocky Mount. The annual meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.
The American Red Cross Frederick E. Turnage Chapter provides vital lifesaving services to the residents of Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Halifax and Northampton counties. Since last year, the chapter responded to 168 local disasters, the majority of which were home fires, and provided 192 families with immediate emergency assistance including shelter, food, clothing, referrals, and health and mental health services.
We would like to thank State Farm for their generosity and support of our community, said Lynwood Roberson, CEO for the Frederick E. Turnage Chapter of the American Red Cross. These funds will be used to assist our residents who been through a disaster.
State Farm is proud to support the Red Cross as it helps the people around Rocky Mount recover from the unexpected, said State Farm Community Specialist Kim Conyers. Like a good neighbor, the Red Cross is there to help people when the unthinkable strikes.
State Farm provides Good Neighbor Citizenship grants to organizations that focus on safety, community development and/or education.
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