In just 10 days this spring, 88,000 people cast more than two million votes in support of their favorite community causes. As a result, 100 communities, in 34 states, including Idabel will be getting an assist from State Farm®. State Farm is proud to announce the Top 100 vote-getting causes that have won $25,000 grants to improve their communities.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profits affiliated with each of the Top 100 causes receive grants to address them.
Addi’s Faith Foundation was born to honor Addi’s loving spirit to live big, fight hard and love lots. We vow to carry on her fight by funding critical childhood cancer research and we will help as many families as possible. Just like little Addi Faith, AFF strives to live big, fight hard, and love lots. We know that a cure is out there…together we will find it!
“Your child has cancer…4 simple words that can flip your world upside down in a heartbeat. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, says Amber Bender. “Caring for a child with cancer is emotionally and financially exhausting and families need help. These Neighborhood Assist funds will significantly increase the number of families Addi’s Faith will be able to help.”
When a child is diagnosed with cancer it effects the entire family. Frequently, a parent will need to quit their job to provide the necessary care. This reduction in income coincides with an increase in expenses and creates an immediate financial crisis for many families. Addi's Faith Foundation strives to alleviate some of the financial burden so that parents can focus on what truly matters...helping their child fight cancer. There is no shortage of families who need our help. Every day in the US, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer and more and more of them are coming to Addi's Faith for help. It is our desire to never turn away any legitimate need and help families through this emotionally and financially devastating time.
“State Farm is happy to celebrate its 100th anniversary by providing these 100 causes with grant money to help them address the needs in their communities,” said Rasheed Merritt, Assistant Vice President at State Farm. “We look forward to seeing the impact these $25,000 grants will have.”
Four thousand cause submissions were accepted in February at www.neighborhoodassist.com. The State Farm Review Committee selected the Top 200 finalists and public voting determined the Top 100. In the eleven years of the program, nearly 500 causes have received a total of $12.5 million to enact change in their communities.
For a complete list of this year’s 100 winners, please visit: www.neighborhoodassist.com.