Mobile, AL (January 11, 2013)
State Farm® is taking an extra step to help the Mobile area recover from the December tornadoes. The company is donating a total of $15,000 towards the recovery effort. State Farm is partnering with an organization called Donor's Choose and donating $10,000 to help teachers buy badly needed supplies for their classrooms at Murphy High School, and a $5,000 donation to the overall community effort through the American Red Cross.
Murphy High School suffered extensive damage during the Christmas Day storm. Students are currently attending class at Clark-Shaw Magnet School. The Red Cross itself suffered damage to its property during a recent tornado outbreak.
A check presentation for both donations will be held on Monday, January 14 at 3:30 p.m. at Clark-Shaw Magnet School located at 5960 Arlberg Street in Mobile. The presentation will be held during a teachers' meeting. State Farm and school officials will surprise teachers with the announcement that they will be able to make a list of supplies they need for their rooms. The media is invited to cover the event.
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Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 250,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $165 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn.
Visit www.donorschoose.org/intro to hear Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Colbert tell the DonorsChoose.org story.
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