State Farm has announced a $5,000 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in support of the local Red Cross flood relief efforts throughout Washington State.
“State Farm and its employees have been long-time supporters of the Red Cross both on a local and national level. The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of our donors and the dedication of our volunteers to deliver hope and provide comfort to the families devastated by disasters such as the recent floods,” said Ann Byrnes, Interim CEO of the American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter.
“Corporate partners such as State Farm enable the Red Cross to carry out our mission of helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The Red Cross is grateful for their continued support of our disaster relief efforts,” expressed Byrnes.
Since the devastating New Year’s Floods, American Red Cross chapters mobilized disaster relief operations in 10 Washington State Counties and provided 1,171 overnight stays for evacuated residents. More than 400 Red Cross staff and volunteers have served over 27,500 meals and snacks, distributed more than 2,800 clean-up kits and comfort kits, and provided health and emotional care for disaster clients.
“We are proud to be affiliated with the American Red Cross and value our long-time partnership with our local chapter. What the American Red Cross does — ‘ help people recover from the unexpected ‘ — is consistent with our mission,” said State Farm Operations Vice President, Doug Smith.