Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

KINGSTON – Kingston State Farm agents presented Faith House with their winning $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant on Friday, Nov. 10.

State Farm agent Tom Loughlin, State Farm agent Avery Arzu, Faith House co-founder and President, Linda Arzu, State Farm agent Andy Williams, Crystal Snow-Hebel and Jennifer Karon. Photo provided

The grant will be used to help purchase a two-story, five-bedroom home in Midtown Kingston that will be a “safe haven” for women who choose to carry their babies to term.

While there, the women, between the ages of 18 and 24, will be nurtured by staff and given the social, educational and spiritual support to become self-sufficient.

In addition to a family environment with live-in house parents, Faith House will offer physical, emotional and spiritual support to young mothers, including prenatal care and parenting classes, support to complete education and find employment to encourage women toward financially self-sufficient motherhood.

In just 10 days, 119,000 people cast 3.1 million votes in support of their favorite causes.

As a result, 40 communities, in 24 states, including Faith House will be getting an assist from State Farm.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods.

Non-profits affiliated with each of the top 40 causes receive grants to address them.

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