The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC) is pleased to announce a gift to the Greene County Emergency Response Fund by local Chuck Carnahan State Farm Insurance Agency. The gift of $500 provides an impact on the fund which has made more than 30 grants totaling $126,000 to local nonprofits.
“We are so grateful for the generous support by Chuck Carnahan State Farm Agency to the Emergency Response Fund,” said Jeff McCracken, Chairman of the Community Foundation of Greene Board of Directors. “Their support for the Fund is a testament to their commitment to our community. We are proud to partner with them to help our residents and nonprofits weather this crisis.”
Greene County Emergency Response Fund was established by CFGC to address local needs resulting from emergency and disaster situations in Greene County. Partnering with the Greene County United Way, the Fund is held by CFGC to address immediate, short-term and long-term needs in the wake of a county emergency and provide quick, flexible grants and resources to nonprofit organizations our area working with communities, people and organizations who are heavily impacted by a local disasters and emergencies.
“We are excited to be able to provide this gift that helps the people in Greene County find ways to navigate this pandemic,” said Chuck Carnahan. “We believe it is important to help our community and give back, especially now.”
Chuck Carnahan State Farm Insurance is committed to helping our local community. Chuck has always had a passion for helping people, that’s why he became a State Farm Agent in 2011. Helping families prepare for the unexpected is where his Agency shines, they want to make sure their customers realize the importance of having a financial plan, and achieving financial success. He and his fully licensed team enjoy helping customers choose the right coverage’s on their auto and homeowners / renters insurance to make sure they are properly protected. Chuck and his team strive to ensure all of his customers understand the importance of life insurance for when the unexpected happens. Being a small business owner himself, Chuck understands the importance of working with small businesses in the community for their Business Insurance and planning needs.
Chuck is a U.S. Army Veteran who served in the 25th Infantry Division, a Graduate California Univ. of Pa. with a B.S. in Finance and a Member Waynesburg Chamber of Commerce.
Some of his Office Awards and Recognitions include:
- Chairman’s Circle Qualifier (Top 3% of over 19,000 Agents in the Country)
- Senior Vice Presidents Club Qualifier
- Ambassador Travel Qualifier
- State Farm Bronze Honor Club Qualifier
Chuck’s office is located at 601 E High St. in Waynesburg across from McCracken’s Pharmacy. Chuck and his team can be reached at 724-627-3511 www.insuremechuck.com
Chuck shared that he is very proud to represent a company that has given so much back to their policyholders and communities, not only during this pandemic but as an ongoing commitment to help out those who need them most. Since the pandemic State Farm is working to reduce auto rates in every state. The national average for those rate reductions is 11%, saving customers $2.2 billion. Through State Farms Good Neighbor Relief Program they previously announced up to a $2 billion dividend, flexible customer payment options and philanthropic relief. Together, State Farm auto customers will see about $4.2 billion in savings. In supporting relief efforts State Farm is donating millions to nonprofit organizations that are directly supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in their communities.
Including this current gift from Chuck Carnahan State Farm Insurance Agency, the Emergency Response Fund has raised $130,777 since it was established in March. A list of donors and grants awarded is available on the CFGC website.
Grants from the Fund have been made to health, human services and other organizations to help ensure that basic needs are met, including food, housing, and healthcare, as well as operational costs associated with re-tooling functions of those organizations serving the public address health protocols. These initial gifts have been used to address the local needs caused by the COVID-19 virus.
According to Bettie Stammerjohn, CFGC Executive Director, there is just over $4,000 remaining in the Greene County Emergency Response Fund. While many nonprofits have used grants to adjust their services and activities to best serve the needs of their customers while maintaining safe and healthy protocols, the continuing pandemic still impacts our community.
New gifts to the Emergency Response Fund will be used to address new COVID impacts, as the moratoriums end for housing evictions and utility shut offs, and unemployment continues in the service industry may mean more needs for grants to address these issues.
Gifts to the Emergency Response Fund may be made by check to the Community Foundation of Greene County, using the memo line to note Emergency Response Fund, and sent to CFGC, PO Box 768, Waynesburg, PA. Gifts may also be made by credit card using the CFGC Online Donation button on the website at www.cfgcpa.org.
The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC), a private, non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000, is the central philanthropic vehicle in Greene County for donations of various types and sizes to help people who care address causes that matter. CFGC currently manages more than $6 million in assets through 95 permanent endowed and restricted funds while awarding more than $250,000 annually in grants and scholarships.
For more information about the Greene County Emergency Response Fund and CFGC contact the Community Foundation of Greene County by phone at 724-627-2010 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.