Lafayette Habitat for Humanity has been granted a $20,000 disaster services grant from Habitat for Humanity and State Farm®. The grant will be to build homes as part of their August 2016 flood recovery.
“With as many an 30,000 homes in our area affected by the flood, recovery will be a long-term effort on multiple fronts. Not only do we need to help homeowners repair their damaged homes – we must also address the needs of the many families who were displaced from rental housing,” said Melinda Taylor, Executive Director of Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. “We would like to thank Habitat for Humanity International and State Farm for this grant which is helping us step up our efforts to build new, safe, affordable homes for local families in need.”
“State Farm is committed to building safer, stronger and better communities,” said Jarrod Landry, local Sales Leader at State Farm. “We hope these grants will go a long way in helping communities recover from the devastating flooding our state experienced last year.”
State Farm and Habitat for Humanity are providing up to $100,000 in grants for disaster recovery projects that engage youth. In addition to providing Habitat affiliate support, State Farm has also served as the national corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s youth programs since 2007.