MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - This is a Press Release from State Farm
State Farm encourages Mississippi residents to nominate a community organization that could benefit from a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. State Farm Neighborhood Assist will award 40 communities a $25,000 grant that can be used to help make their communities a better place to live. Anyone can submit a cause now through March 29, 2015. Ultimately, the public will vote to decide which causes receive the grants. For more information on State Farm Neighborhood Assist or to submit a cause, get the free Facebook app at www.statefarm.com/neighborhoodassist.
Key Dates for State Farm Neighborhood Assist:
· March 9 – March 29 Submit causes, exclusively through Facebook
· March 30 – May 13 YAB identifies top 200 finalists
· May 14 – June 3 Vote for causes, exclusively through Facebook
· June 16 State Farm announces winners
Returning for its fourth year, State Farm Neighborhood Assist asks individuals to identify causes that would help make their communities safer, stronger and better-educated. Up to 4,000 causes will be able to submit an entry. The State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will then narrow down the field, using a scoring rubric to identify the top 200 submissions. The public will then have a chance to vote up to 10 times a day on Facebook from May 14 – June 3 for their favorite causes. The 40 causes that receive the most votes will win a $25,000 grant. The nominations and votes will be accepted exclusively through a free Facebook app.
"Community Animal Rescue & Adoption is one of many past recipients of a $25,000 Neighborhood Assist grant," said State Farm spokesman Roszell Gadson. "Neighborhood Assist allows individuals to identify problems in their communities and provides the needed funding to pay for an important project."
In the past three years State Farm Neighborhood Assist has given $3 million in grants to support 120 causes. Last year, communities of all sizes rallied their friends and neighbors to support their cause and generated almost 3 million votes.