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Convoy of Hope has assisted more than 80,000 people in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
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Convoy of Hope has assisted more than 80,000 people in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

State Farm donates $125K to Convoy for hurricane response

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Bloomington, Illinois-based State Farm Insurance donated $125,000 to Convoy of Hope for the local organization's Hurricane Ian response efforts.

Since the hurricane hit the southeastern United States last month, Convoy of Hope has served more than 80,000 people in affected areas, according to a news release.

"This generous donation helps Convoy distribute more food, water and supplies to Floridians who were impacted by Hurricane Ian," said Jamie Bilton, corporate relations director for Convoy of Hope, in the release. "We are very grateful for State Farm's support, and it is our privilege to serve alongside a company that excels at helping people recover from the unexpected."

As of Oct. 18, Convoy of Hope had distributed 1.5 million pounds of food, water, and relief supplies with the support of 1,200 volunteers in 21 communities, according to a blog post from the nonprofit.

Convoy of Hope and City Utilities of Springfield last month sent crews and supplies to the area to help with the storm, according to past reporting.


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