State Farm Neighborhood Assist seeks votes for 2021 grant finalists

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The insurance company is holding its annual support event for non-profits for the tenth year.

This year marks the tenth anniversary that State Farm Neighborhood Assist will be awarding 40 non-profit organizations with $25,000 each.

The grants are meant to help the non-profits to fund local community improvement projects.

Voting for the finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grants is already underway. The public can continue to vote for the organizations they want to win from now through August 27. Any individual is able to vote up to 10 times per day for their favorite causes. They have a list of 200 finalists from which to choose the organizations they think should win the grants. The voting is underway at The 40 organizations that have won the grants will be announced on September 29.State Farm Grant

Soldiers’ Angels is a San Antonio-based non-profit that received Neighborhood Assist grants in 2019 and 2020.

The organization is also on the list of finalists in the hopes of receiving one of the grants again this year.

“Our mission is to provide aid, comfort and resources to our service members, wounded heroes and veterans of all generations,” said the president of Soldiers’ Angels, Amy Palmer.

There are approximately 153,000 veterans in the San Antonio area. The Texas city is the most densely populated veteran community in the state. Over 7 percent of veterans are earning incomes beneath the poverty line.

Soldiers’ Angels serves low-income veterans in order to meet critical needs such as housing, food, transportation and physical hygiene, among others. The non-profit’s programs honors the vets by ensuring their critical needs are met. In this way, those veterans can keep up a self-sufficient and stable living standard.

“We do large, once-a-month food distributions, where we distribute about 25,000 pounds of food to veterans,” said Palmer.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Soldiers’ Angels experienced a nearly 60 percent increase in requests for its services from local veterans. The Neighborhood Assist grant they received help to make it possible for the non-profit to continue providing those services, assisting over 2,700 veterans and their families during that time.

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