image_Henderson Family in front of their new home in Washington Park

State Farm Grants $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Broward

FORT LAUDERDALE, (July 12, 2018) – State Farm presented Habitat for Humanity of Broward with a 2018 State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship grant for $5,000 to pay for a portion of the construction materials to complete 17 homes in Broward County.

The grant funds are being used to purchase wall insulation and medicine cabinets for Habitat homes in Broward.

Homeownership has proven to increase educational achievement and health and safety. State Farm understands this. “We make it our business to be like a good neighbor, helping to build safer, stronger and better-educated communities across the United States,” says Jose Soto, State Farm Public Affairs Specialist.

Habitat Broward families are already enjoying the effects of this grant. One such family is the Henderson’s. Darryl and Maria Henderson are the proud parents of four children and Daryl Henderson is a U.S. Army veteran.

Prior to becoming Habitat homeowners in June, the family was renting a three-bedroom home on a busy street. Without a fenced in yard, it was difficult to keep their youngest children safe when they wanted to play outside. In addition to safety issues, their landlord refused to make plumbing repairs or address a mold problem.

The Henderson family now lives in a Habitat home of their own with a backyard for the kids to play in.

“My parents didn’t pave the way for me or ever talk to me about homeownership,” said Maria Henderson “Hopefully, my home can be part of my legacy and my children can pass it on to their children.” This speaks to the importance she places on her family becoming Habitat homeowners.

Moreover, to show their full support, State Farm agents, families and friends will be volunteering to help with the construction of Habitat homes, working alongside low-income families as they build their future homes.