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Habitat for Humanity receives $20,000 from State Farm to benefit Hurricane Recovery Home Repair Program

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has received a grant of $20,000 from State Farm to help low-income families affected by Hurricane Ian.

“We are extremely grateful to State Farm for its generous grant, which will go a long way toward helping those families that are still struggling as a result of the hurricane,” said Malaina Mote, director of donor advancement at Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. “At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone deserves a safe and decent place to call home, and we are committed to assisting these families in rebuilding their homes and lives.”

State Farm’s grant will support Habitat’s Hurricane Recovery Home Repair Program and its efforts to provide much-needed assistance to homeowners in need of urgent repairs in Lee County. Repairs may include roof repair or replacement, siding, drywall, painting, windows and doors. A faith-based housing ministry, Habitat’s goal is to partner with more than 350 low-income families to rebuild their homes.

“State Farm is proud of our longstanding relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties,” said State Farm Corporate Responsibility Analyst Jose Soto. “They are doing fantastic work in helping families repair their homes damaged by Hurricane Ian.”

State Farm provided a $125,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties in 2022 for Hurricane Ian repairs. In addition to the grant, State Farm contributed over $1 million to support disaster relief in areas most affected by Hurricane Ian. The funds will be used to support critical needs, including food supplies and relief services to help communities recover.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties and its hurricane recovery program, visit Habitat4Humanity.org/HurricaneRecovery.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Celebrating 40 years of service and the impact of home, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is proudly driven by its vision for a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Since 1982, Habitat has partnered with nearly 1,800 families to help them achieve their dream of affordable homeownership. In addition to putting in 300 hours of sweat equity into building their own homes, Habitat Homeowners also contribute to their closing costs, attend more than 20 hours of financial education classes, and pay an affordable mortgage set at no more than 30% of their monthly income. As a builder, developer, mortgage lender, housing counseling agency, and retail operator, Habitat works to bring people together to build homes, community, and hope. Through volunteering and providing financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry County families achieve strength, stability, and independence. For more information, visit www.Habitat4Humanity.org.

About State Farm

For 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been and continues to be to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its more than 19,400 agents and approximately 61,764 employees serve over 91 million policies and accounts – which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 42 on the 2022 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

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