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State Farm grants $20,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Funds to benefit Hurricane Recovery Home Repair Program

By Staff | Apr 30, 2024

Eddie Mae - Lee County Homeowner. PROVIDED

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has received a $20,000 grant from State Farm to support its Hurricane Recovery Home Repair Program to assist low-income families affected by hurricane damage in Lee County.

Habitat’s Hurricane Recovery Home Repair Program provides much-needed assistance to homeowners in need of urgent repairs, including roof repair or replacement, siding, drywall, painting, windows, doors and more. The grant from State Farm will support the program’s efforts to assist homeowners who are still struggling to repair home damage caused by Hurricane Ian in September 2022.

“Together, with partnerships like State Farm, we are rebuilding our communities one home at a time,” said Charles Padhaisky, director of strategic partnerships at Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. “This generous grant will significantly enhance our ability to restore safe living conditions for the families still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, and we are grateful to our donors who help make that possible.”

Eddie Mae, a local homeowner, experienced firsthand the devastating impact of Hurricane Ian on her home. The storm inflicted severe damage to both the interior and exterior of her home, including the roof and soffit. Fortunately, through the collaborative efforts of Habitat for Humanity and State Farm, Eddie Mae received vital support. Seeking assistance from Habitat, her home underwent extensive repairs, including the restoration of her roof, soffit and attic.

Since 2022, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has received a total of $165,000 in grants from State Farm to support vital hurricane recovery home repairs in Lee County. In addition, State Farm has contributed over $1 million to support disaster relief in the communities most affected by Hurricane Ian.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties and its Hurricane Recovery Home Repair Program, visit Habitat4Humanity.org/HurricaneRecovery.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is a faith-based private nonprofit serving families with a housing need willing to partner. As a developer, builder, mortgage lender, housing counseling agency, retail operator and hurricane recovery organization, Habitat partners with families to build, improve or retain places to call home. Since 1982, Habitat has partnered with more than 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 Homebuyers 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. 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 Habitat4Humanity.org.

About State Farm®

For over 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been 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 67,000 employees serve over 91 million policies and accounts – including auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 44 on the 2023 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com.