Red Cross Receives Good Neighbor Grant

| June 2, 2014 | 6:09 am
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Just like their slogan implies, State Farm really is a “Good Neighbor”. They recently presented the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter with a 2014 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant for $20,000. According to Dave Griffith, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter, partnerships like this one are really key to being able to deliver their mission.

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Griffith talks about how monies that are donated come to be distributed.

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State Farm and other businesses in the Ready 365 program want to deepen their commitment to the Red Cross mission and continue to be ready to help save lives every day of the year.

State Farm presenting the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter with a grant for $20,000.  Left to right: Kevin Gamble, State Farm public affairs specialist; Mark Rehagen, chapter board member; Dave Griffith, chapter executive director; Kent Trimble, chapter board member; Nancy Sell, chapter major gifts officer; Jim Schulte, chapter board member; Brad Hutchison, Jefferson City State Farm agent; Ralph Robinette, chapter board member; Trudy Sommers, Jefferson City State Farm agent; Bob McDonough, Jefferson City State Farm agent; Ryan Kenney, State Farm sales leader.

State Farm presenting the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter with a grant for $20,000.
Left to right: Kevin Gamble, State Farm public affairs specialist; Mark Rehagen, chapter board member; Dave Griffith, chapter executive director; Kent Trimble, chapter board member; Nancy Sell, chapter major gifts officer; Jim Schulte, chapter board member; Brad Hutchison, Jefferson City State Farm agent; Ralph Robinette, chapter board member; Trudy Sommers, Jefferson City State Farm agent; Bob McDonough, Jefferson City State Farm agent; Ryan Kenney, State Farm sales leader.

American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter Press Release:

JEFFERSON CITY — Like good neighbors, State Farm and the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter make good partners.

State Farm solidified that partnership Thursday by presenting the chapter with a 2014 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant for $20,000.

“We know that when State Farm and the Heart of Missouri Chapter work together there will be a positive outcome,” said chapter Executive Director Dave Griffith said. ”We are thankful and proud to be associated with State Farm.”

The grant will support the Red Cross mission of helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster.

“Our mission is to help people realize their dreams, and when disaster strikes, the Red Cross and State Farm are on the scene to help protect those dreams,” said State Farm Sales Leader Ryan Kenney. “With this grant, we are grateful that we are able to assist the Red Cross in helping the hurting in our communities.”

The grant also will assist the Red Cross Ready 365 Program.

It qualifies State Farm to be a Ready 365 Program member.

“This shows State Farm’s commitment to our mission and their commitment to their employees and customers,” Griffith said. “They are an active partner and we appreciate that.”

State Farm and other Ready 365 companies are a select group of business that value the local impact and global reach of the Red Cross.

Businesses in the Ready 365 Program want to deepen their commitment to the Red Cross mission and are ready to help save lives every day of the year.

State Farm also is the hospitality sponsor for the chapter’s Lifesaver Awards event, which will be held June 24 at the Capital West Events Center in Jefferson City.

 

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