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Chatham Academy recEives statefarm Service learning grant
Savannah, GA (August 6, 2010) – Chatham Academy students are one of 13 groups receiving a service-learning grant from Habitat for Humanity International and State Farm®. The students were awarded the $6,700 grant to implement a project they developed with Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity.
Chatham Academy students will work with Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity to learn about their contributions to our community and develop a resource area at the new Habitat Restore located on Victory Drive.
“We are excited to receive this award,” said Carolyn Hannaford, principal at Chatham Academy. “This grant will allow our students to apply what they are learning in class to a real-world issue and to give back to their community.”
“This opportunity to partner with Chatham Academy is another way that we can bring awareness to Habitat for Humanity’s work in providing safe, decent and affordable housing in the Savannah community and foster a generation of community minded youth, “ said Virginia Brown, Executive Director of Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity.
State Farm and Habitat are offering 12 additional service-learning grants to students at schools across the country. Since 2007, State Farm has served as the national corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s youth programs, with a sponsorship commitment of more than $1.1 million each year. Additionally, State Farm offices contribute more than $500,000 annually to Habitat affiliates across the United States.
About Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity:
The Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, located in Savannah, Georgia, and an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit, through no-interest loans. Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1983 and has built 106 houses in the Savannah community. Anyone interested in volunteering or offering donations is encouraged to call Habitat for Humanity at 912.353.8122 or visit our Web site at www.habitatsavannah.org.
About State Farm®:
State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,700 agents and more than 67,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – almost 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm also offers customers banking, annuities and mutual fund products. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.