In November of 2008, State Farm partnered with the Licking County Foundation (LCF) to support fire safety in Licking County. Thirteen years and nearly $85,000 in grants later, State Farm is still giving back locally through the State Farm Fire Safety Fund held at the LCF. Since its creation, the fund has provided nearly 12,000 smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to all 18 fire departments in Licking County to distribute to families in need across our community.
This project is a collaborative effort to increase the number of Licking County households equipped with working smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors, helping residents prevent the risk of house fire. LCF helps coordinate the purchase and distribution of the detectors in partnership with the Licking County Firefighters Association.
“State Farm has a long history of giving back to the communities where agents live and work. State Farm agents will be supporting their local fire departments by helping donate smoke and CO alarms. Smoke and CO alarms can save lives,” said Mary Kay Quist, State Farm’s Vice President of Agency Sales. “State Farm is committed to helping our neighbors manage risks, and we are proud to support the Fire Safety Fund.”
“The Licking County Foundation is deeply grateful for the opportunity to steward funds like the State Farm Fire Safety Fund,” stated the Foundation’s Director, Connie Hawk. “Their continued partnership and care for our community, and their invaluable support of Licking County’s fire departments who work tirelessly to keep all of us safe is truly admirable. Programs like this further our mission at the Foundation to improve the quality of life for all citizens.”