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Teams of State Farm volunteers joined the @americanredcross for their Sound the Alarm events to help install 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 cities across the U.S. 🏠 #HereToHelp

In addition to the free smoke alarms, recipients were provided critical fire prevention and safety education.


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Protect your precious cargo with a properly installed car seat. #HereToHelp

Once you install the seat you should not be able to move it more than one inch in either direction at the belt path. The harness straps must be snug and the chest clip should be at armpit level.


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Creativity and determination helped Mel find the perfect opportunity to give back to her community. #HereToHelp

Mel, a State Farm employee, is blind, so volunteer opportunities fitting her specific abilities are limited. She used her creative writing talent to judge a writing contest called Pen 2 Paper, run by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities. Read the inspiring story on the State Farm Newsroom. st8.fm/VolRewards


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Pack an emergency kit and practice tornado drills in your home to help get ready for severe spring storms. 🌪️#HereToHelp

There are 1,000 tornadoes in the U.S. each year. Taking action in advance will help your home and family be ready. Visit st8.fm/SevereStormSafety for more safety tips.


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Trees are the lungs of the earth. When you plant a tree you breathe life into our planet's future. #HereToHelp

State Farm is helping by working with the @arbordayfoundation to support the planting of 30,000 trees over the last 3 years. Read more about how replanting trees today will benefit generations to come, in the State Farm Newsroom article "Planting for Our Future" at st8.fm/arborday. #arborday


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At age 41, Jennifer Willard, a State Farm underwriter, was diagnosed with breast cancer and during recovery she received a heart-shaped pillow from hospital volunteers. Because of this act of kindness, Jennifer decided to pay it forward and launched the JWILL Pink Village Pillow Project for breast cancer survivors. #HereToHelp

“We ended 2017 with 529 donated pillows made with love and hope from volunteers across the U.S.,” says Jennifer. “We had 12 pillow parties with volunteers ranging from 4 to 93 years young.” So far this year, Jennifer and her helpers have delivered 220 pillows to three hospitals in Colorado.

We're celebrating #NationalVolunteerWeek and our amazing employees that are making a difference. Find volunteer opportunities in your community by visiting NeighborhoodofGood.com.


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When volunteering at a local shelter, Nancy Cruse, Learning and Development analyst at State Farm in Bloomington, Ill., realized women needed access to feminine hygiene products. She decided to create @projectlovetheladies to collect donations. #HereToHelp

“Imagine you are a 16-year-old girl relying on a shelter or food pantry for daily needs. If those needs don’t include feminine hygiene products, you are likely missing school,” Nancy says. “The same is true for a single mom trying to keep a job and raise young children. Without access to basic hygiene needs, you might be missing work for several days. It significantly undermines self-confidence for these women.”

In 2017, the collection was enough to help 60 women for one year or 723 women for one month. They’ve already surpassed last year’s total this year, and are closing in on their goal.

We're celebrating #NationalVolunteerWeek and our amazing employees that are making a difference. Find volunteer opportunities in your community by visiting NeighborhoodofGood.com.


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Understanding your dog's body language in social situations can help protect both your pet and others. 🐾 #HereToHelp

Avoid putting your pet in a position where he or she feels threatened. If someone approaches, caution them to wait before petting your dog. #dogbiteprevention #dogsofinstagram


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Last week we unveiled a new library at C.E. King Middle School with @cp3 and @nbacares, which will provide resources to hundreds of students affected by Hurricane Harvey. Go to NeighborhoodofGood.com to find out how you can make a difference in a neighborhood near you. #HereToHelp #HoustonStrong


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Having a to-do list and involving the whole family can help spring cleaning be less of a chore. The promise of pizza or a favorite activity as a reward can be a great motivator to stay on task too! #HereToHelp


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Knowing what items in your home, garage and yard pose a threat to pets is the first step in protecting them from potential poisoning. #HereToHelp

Never allow pets to eat chocolate, avocado, grapes, onions or garlic. If your pet does eat something harmful, contact your vet immediately or call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.


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Reading books with your children for at least 30 minutes each day will help them become better readers. 📕 #HereToHelp

Studies show one in four children grow up not knowing how to read. Check out "Let's Read It Again!" via newsroom.statefarm.com to see how two siblings in Oklahoma inspired the Read It Again libraries, offering students simple solutions for developing basic reading skills. #readacrossamerica #readingtime #readtoyourkids


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