State Farm awards $10,000 grant to Envision Williamston

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Local State Farm agent Cristina Ortiz, who recently opened an office in Williamston, presented Envision Williamston with a $10,000 grant from State Farm as part of their Outstanding Community Engagement Program. Envision Williamston was selected by Ortiz to receive the grant as part of her recognition for being 1 of 100 agents nationwide who were nominated and selected for their outstanding community engagement. Pictured are: (Front L-R) State Farm Agent Cristina Ortiz, Williamston Mayor Rockey Burgess, Envision Williamston Executive Director Roberta Hamby. (Row 2 l-r) Raiven Cook (State Farm), Caroline Davis (State Farm), and Pamela Jones (State Farm), Melanie Dugan (EW). (Row 3 l-r) Dustin McConnell (State Farm), Carolann Newtown (EW), Miriam Church (EW), Will Smythe (EW). (Row 4 l-r) Debbie Chapman (Town of Williamston), Councilwoman Tabitha Austin, Councilman Chris Alexander and Envision Williamston Board Chair Marion Williams.

Envision Williamston awarded $10,000 State Farm Grant
Local State Farm agent, Cristina Ortiz, Williamston has a long history of demonstrating what it means to be a Good Neighbor by stepping up to help her community. On Friday, June 3, Ortiz presented Envision Williamston with a $10,000 grant from State Farm as part of their Outstanding Community Engagement Program.
Envision Williamston was selected by Ortiz to receive the grant as part of State Farm’s recognition of her for being 1 of 100 agents nationwide who were nominated and selected for their outstanding community engagement.

“At State Farm, we are committed to helping build stronger communities,” said Agent Ortiz. “For me, it’s not enough to simply say we’re a Good Neighbor, we embrace the responsibility to make this community better by being a part of a solution.”

“Envision Williamston is so honored to receive this award from Cristina and State Farm,” said Envision Williamston Executive Director Roberta B. Hamby. “Envision Williamston already has several ideas of things that can be done in the community to enhance the quality of life for the people in our community. We can’t thank State Farm and Cristina Ortiz enough for this generous donation for our town.”

The State Farm® mission 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 State. Its 19,200 agents and 59,000 employees serve approximately 84 million policies and accounts, over 8 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and over 2 million bank and investment planning services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile insurance Company is the partner of the State Farm family of companies. State farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information visit www.statefarm.com

Envision Williamston is a non profit established in 2014. The purpose of Envision Williamston is to enhance the community’s identity and heritage by working with both public and private sectors of the town to restore vitality and ensure economic stability through organization, promotion, design and business development. For more information visit www.envisionwilliamston.com.