Response Updates

State Farm & Convoy Ride Out the Storms Together

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State Farm and Convoy of Hope are on the frontlines during the storms of life. While they provide different services, the heart behind what they do is the same.

“For over 100 years, State Farm has focused on disaster preparedness and recovery,” said State Farm Corporate Responsibility Analyst Kelly Pargett. “When a catastrophe hits, we are there before, during, and after to help our customers and the community recover.”

Convoy of Hope shares in that commitment. Teams remain ready to help people during crises — especially those who don’t have access to the resources they need.

“Big storms can be scary. Most of the time, this is someone’s first — and only — major catastrophe they will ever experience in their lifetime,” said Stacy Lamb of Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team. “But hope and optimism prevail for the community, knowing that organizations like Convoy of Hope and State Farm exist to help recovery efforts.”

State Farm and Convoy of Hope often end up side-by-side in otherwise empty parking lots after disasters. But for both agencies, the provision of relief continues for months — even years — after the storm passes.

“Going back into communities to continue the recovery years after the catastrophe makes me proud to be part of this company and of our agents serving these communities,” Pargett said. “We have helped communities replant trees, rebuild homes, and donated many items to those in need.”

The Good Neighbor Grant

The $30,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Grant has allowed Convoy of Hope to expand its disaster resources across the nation. Convoy is thankful for State Farm’s generosity and the capacity to reach even more people through their giving.

“We are thankful for the partnership between State Farm and Convoy of Hope. We love the instant impact that allows our organization to assist others in need right after a disaster strikes,” said Stacy.

Every storm is different, but the mission that drives State Farm and Convoy of Hope remains consistent: helping people prepare, recover, and rebuild. Thanks to partners like State Farm, Convoy will continue to provide relief amid disaster.

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About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator every year since 2002. Convoy of Hope has served more than 200 million people since it was founded in 1994.

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 rentersbusiness ownersboats 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. 42 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.​

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