State Farm Pitches in to Help Hurricane Victims; Donation of $1 Million Goes to American Red Cross

September 29, 2004

In recognition of the invaluable service the American Red Cross provides to disaster victims, State Farm Insurance Companies is donating $1 million to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Further, through the end of the year, State Farm will match dollar-for-dollar its individual employee contributions to the relief agency. The Disaster Relief Fund enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

State Farm has a longstanding relationship with the American Red Cross rooted in the two organizations working side by side as first- responders in helping people recover from the unexpected.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, State Farm donated $100,000, in addition to the company’s $500,000 annual Red Cross disaster relief contribution. State Farm also provided links on its employee intranet site as well as on for those wishing to contribute to the relief efforts of the Red Cross. These new gifts expand those efforts in recognition of the strain that the subsequent storms have put on Red Cross resources.

“At this critical time, I am grateful to State Farm for once again demonstrating their leadership and compassion,” said Marsha Evans, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. “These new gifts, in addition to the funds State Farm has previously committed to Red Cross relief, will certainly support our on-going efforts in aiding our neighbors who need us.”

To help generate awareness and donations, provides a link for financial donations to the Red Cross.

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