Nonprofit seeks votes from community to secure $25,000 grant


Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) has been selected as one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program and is seeking help from the community to win a $25,000 grant for its Critical Home Repair program. Anyone with a valid email address can log on at and vote for the cause up to 10 times a day from August 16 – 25. The 40 causes that receive the most votes will be announced on September 28, and each winner will be awarded a $25,000 grant to implement the solution.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that lets communities determine where grant funding is awarded. The initiative utilizes the State Farm Review Committee to vet submissions for causes and empowers the community to vote for the final 40 grant winners. The program has been inspired by the incredible number of neighborhoods that are coming together to solve a problem or improve their community.

If you need help with a Critical Home Repair or would like to donate funds or services, please call HFHWM Community Revitalization Manager Raquel Waters 615-690-8090 or visit

WHO:              Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury and State Farm Assist

WHAT:            State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant Program

WHEN:            Voting from Aug. 16-Aug. 25, 2017

WHERE:          Vote at


About Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury

For 24 years, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson and Maury Counties (HFHWM) has partnered with local churches, businesses, foundations, and the public sector to provide 217 Williamson and Maury County families with the opportunity to purchase their own homes. Home construction and neighborhood development is funded through tax-deductible financial contributions and in-kind donations from local businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals, as well as through profits generated from the affiliate’s ReStore. These contributions, along with the labor of sponsor employees, church members, high school students, and other volunteers, enable HFHWM to build and sell homes to families who qualify.

After a thorough qualification process, applicants are selected based on three criteria: the need for affordable housing, the ability to pay the mortgage, and the willingness to partner. HFHWM partner families must complete a home-buyer’s education program and earn at least 200 hours of “sweat equity” by working on their home and the homes of others. HFHWM sells the homes with an affordable mortgage to the families. For more information about our home-ownership program, volunteering, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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 Farms is ranked No. 33 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit