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Help Habitat For Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne Win a $25,000 Grant and Vote Now

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State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Announces The Top 200 Causes That Need Your Votes

Goldsboro, NC (AUG 10) – Communities across the United States answered the call from State Farm® to submit causes that would make a positive impact in their neighborhoods. Now Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne need(s) your help by voting for it to bring money to your community – Goldsboro and Wayne County.

From Aug. 16 through Aug. 25, anyone with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com to help bring a $25,000 grant to each of the top 40 vote-getters. To vote for Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne, just go to www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/1997736.

Two thousand submissions were received through State Farm Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. At least one cause was received from every state. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists.

Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne is among those top 200 finalists.

The 200 causes have until Aug. 25 to rally votes and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. Voters even have the option to cast all 10 of their votes at once for their favorite cause each day. On Good Neighbor Day, Sept. 28th, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at www.neighborhoodassist.com and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.

“Neighborhood Assist is another example of State Farm successfully turning caring into doing in communities all across the U.S.” said Kellie Clapper, State Farm Assistant Vice President. “The communities themselves play an important role in inspiring people to rally and vote for these important causes.”

“Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne is excited to be in the running for this award,” said Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne Executive Director Matthew Whittle. “We submitted a proposal to help fund our new home repair program
– A Brush With Kindness. This program is designed to help existing low- to moderate-income homeowners address some of their repair needs – those minor, exterior repairs that can really begin to breathe new life back into a home and even an entire neighborhood. We’re calling this program the Building Blocks Initiative.

To vote for Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne, go to www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/1997736 starting August 16.

About Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne
Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne’s dream is a world in which everybody has a decent place to live. Our mission is to share God’s love by working with our community to give qualified, low-to moderate- income families the opportunity to become homeowners, and to begin building a better future on a new foundation of strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable shelter. Since 2001, Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne has built 75 new homes and served 79 families. Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne also recently began a new home repair program called A Brush With Kindness. This program is focused on helping existing homeowners address problems and remain in their homes. For more information, please visit www.habitatgoldsboro.org. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/habitat.goldsboro.

About State Farm™:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and nearly 70,000 employees serve more than 84 million policies and accounts – more than 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies, and more than 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 33 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.