Local State Farm agents are finding ways to engage in their neighborhoods and help each other with needs while respecting social distancing and local ordinances. A group of 10 State Farm agents and Sales Executive Kelly Brion teamed to donate $10,250 to CHEER Inc. and its Meals On Wheels program for seniors. The State Farm Matching Gift Program will send another $8,750 in assistance, for a total of $19,000 donated.
Participating State Farm agents are Kim Benton and Chuck Hall, Millsboro; Hunter Emory and Mark Penuel, Georgetown; Tony Milan and Juan Johnson, Dagsboro; Eric Blondin, Rehoboth Beach; Jeanine O’Donnell, Lewes; Ron Krajewski, Milton; and Denis Beam, Ocean View.
“We wanted to make a donation to a nonprofit that impacted as much of our area as possible,” said Benton. “Because CHEER has locations in all of our communities across Sussex County, this made perfect sense. The fact they are helping some of the most vulnerable population, our seniors, also meant so much to all of us”
To help foster volunteerism, State Farm also has a website where community volunteers or needs can be posted, at www.neighborhoodofgood.statefarm.com.
State Farm, like many other organizations, has responded quickly to a rapidly changing situation, adapting to new ways of working and pulling together to support its members and their customers.