ATLANTA, Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Farm® today announced it will continue to support Habitat for Humanity in the organization's work to help families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing. The funding will support youth working with Habitat in communities across the country.
"We are grateful to State Farm for their generosity and commitment to engaging youth in our work," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "Putting the need for shelter on the hearts and minds of young people is very important to Habitat's mission as we respond to the growing need for affordable housing everywhere."
State Farm's gift will help fund new home construction, neighborhood revitalization efforts and disaster recovery projects led by various youth groups including Habitat chapters on high school and college campuses.
"State Farm is here to help life go right and strengthen communities," said Kellie Clapper, assistant vice president of Philanthropy at State Farm. "What better way to do that than to not only help communities build homes with people in need, but to engage youth so they too can learn that when good neighbors work together, we can help each other realize our dreams."
State Farm has supported Habitat since 1994 and has served as the primary national corporate sponsor of Habitat's youth initiatives since 2007.
Most recently, along with providing funding to engage youth across the country in Habitat's work, State Farm fully sponsored and built a home in Dallas, marking the first major volunteer effort by its employees in the region. Joined by high school area students, employees from the newly opened regional hub helped build the home over 10 weeks.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
About State Farm
The mission of State Farm is 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, home and individual life insurance in the United States. Its 18,000 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve more than 83 million policies and accounts – nearly 81 million auto, home, life, health and commercial policies, and nearly 2 million bank 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. 35 on the 2016 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.
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SOURCE Habitat for Humanity International