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St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity
772-464-464-1117 ext. 121
St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity receives disaster services grant to aid in Hurricane Ian recovery efforts
Fort Pierce, FL (December 5, 2022) St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity is aiding with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. This effort is funded by a $7,500 disaster services grant from Habitat for Humanity International and State Farm®.
“Our Habitat affiliates and neighbors in southwest Florida were greatly affected by Hurricane Ian,” said Bob Calhoun, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, Executive Director. “The grant from Habitat for Humanity and State Farm will help fund our assistance with their recovery efforts.” The grant funds will provide the opportunity to purchase and package 26 complete, ready-to-use clean up and emergency repair kits. Once assembled, by youth from the local Boys & Girls Club along with local State Farm agents, they will be delivered to the Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity affiliate who has set up a distribution center serving the greater community.
In a greater Charlotte County neighborhood over 26 homes sustained damage to their roofs, windows and entrances rendering them susceptible to further damage and potentially unsafe conditions. We will focus our efforts on helping our neighbors in this area with the purchasing, packaging and distribution of 26 complete, ready-to-use emergency repair kits and clean-up kits so immediate repairs can be made to their property or a clean-up of their property.
“State Farm is pleased to team up with Habitat for Humanity to support recovery efforts through this grant,” said Apsara Sorensen, Corporate Responsibility Director at State Farm. “Part of the State Farm mission is to help people recover from the unexpected. We hope this disaster services grant goes a long way in helping the Fort Myers and Port Charlotte communities recover from Hurricane Ian.”
State Farm and Habitat for Humanity are providing up to $120,000 in grants for disaster recovery projects that engage youth. State Farm has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity International’s youth initiatives since 2007.
About St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity began in 1996 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International; a Christian housing organization and leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries.
Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. To date, St. Lucie Habitat has built or rehabbed 86 homes and repaired 150 homes in St. Lucie County.
St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity operates two ReStore locations in St. Lucie County where we accept donations of quality, gently used items for resale to the public. Through financial support, donating/shopping ReStore, 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 StLucieHabitat.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 53,400 employees serve over 87 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. 39 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.