State Farm donates to Red Cross cottage-country flood recovery

Canadian Red Cross receives $5,000 for those in need following spring deluge

Aurora, ON (May 17, 2013) – State Farm has donated $5,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help with its efforts in assisting Ontario residents affected by damaging spring flooding.

The municipalities of Bracebridge, Minden Hills, Bancroft, Kawartha Lakes, South Algonquin, Markstay-Warren and Ramara declared states of emergency in April and the Canadian Red Cross has been on-site to assist in the recovery efforts. Over 1000 homes were affected, with the Red Cross providing necessities such as shelter, food and water, clothing, emergency replacement of medical supplies and other personal services, as well as cleanup kits and help with a number of flood-related expenses.

“Several municipalities have been impacted by spring flooding and we know how difficult this is for the hundreds of families displaced by these floods,” explains Zac Stevenson, Community Relations Specialist for State Farm. “At State Farm, we make it our business to help people recover from the unexpected and we hope that our support of the Canadian Red Cross can help these families in restoring order to their everyday lives.”

This State Farm donation is in addition to the funds already donated to the Canadian Red Cross this year to support their various disaster recovery efforts across Canada. State Farm supports the efforts of the Red Cross as they continue to assist affected individuals and their communities in moving forward with flood recovery.

For more information see Flood Preparedness and Preventing Water Damage in Your Home.

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