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State Farm® Donates Nearly $500,000 to Convoy of Hope’s U.S. Disaster Response Efforts

SPRINGFIELD, MO — THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2023 — This year, State Farm donated almost $500,000 to support multiple Convoy of Hope disaster preparedness and response efforts. Included in this total was $50,000 designated for Convoy’s Hurricane Idalia response, and $100,000 for the Maui wildfire.

In addition, much of State Farm’s donation was used for the purchase of hygiene kit materials, which are being used to pack more than 15,000 kits this fall around the country. 

“State Farm is committed to helping people recover from the unexpected,” said Apsara Sorensen, State Farm Corporate Responsibility Director. “Our support for Convoy of Hope helps meet critical needs in communities impacted by a disaster.”

“We at Convoy of Hope are incredibly grateful for State Farm and for the collaboration between our organizations,” said Convoy of Hope Vice President of Public Engagement Ethan Forhetz. “We share a similar culture and mission in that both strive to be among the first to respond when disasters strike. With their forward-thinking and proactive support, Convoy of Hope is better equipped to alleviate suffering even before the unexpected strikes.”

So far, Convoy of Hope has responded to more than 75 natural disasters this year in the United States and around the world. 

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a global, faith-based organization that serves vulnerable communities. By partnering with local churches, businesses, civic organizations, and government agencies, Convoy has strategically offered help and hope in more than 130 countries around the world. Since its founding in 1994, Convoy of Hope has served 200 million people and counting. Each year since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded its highest rating to the organization — recognizing Convoy as a Four-Star Charity. Visit to learn more.

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 61,764 employees serve over 91 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. 44 on the 2023 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit