In just 10 days, 88,000 people cast more than 2 million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 100 communities, in 34 states, including Sarasota and Manatee County voted for their favorite initiative to win $25,000. Here on the Suncoast of Florida, Operation Warrior Resolution will be awarded an assist from State Farm®. State Farm has proudly announced that Operation Warrior Resolution came in the Top 100 vote-getting causes that will win $25,000 to improve their communities.
On September 11th at 5:30pm State Farm will be awarding Operation Warrior Resolution the $25,000 check in Bradenton, FL. On this day, that is usually one of sadness for our nation, we will celebrate those who served and are triumphing over tragedy.
Our Warrior’s Return, Operation Warrior Resolution’s 5-day retreat program, provides respite, relief, and healing to veterans who desire a way forward, moving them toward health and wholeness on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Veterans seeking holistic methods that provide true healing from the inside out can find the sense of peace and freedom they seek in Our Warrior’s Return, ultimately providing them with purpose in the world again.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profit organizations affiliated with each of the Top 100 causes receive grants to address them.
“State Farm is happy to celebrate its 100th anniversary by providing these 100 causes with grant money to help them address the needs in their communities,” said Rasheed Merritt, Assistant Vice President at State Farm. “We look forward to seeing the impact these $25,000 grants will have.”
Four thousand cause submissions were accepted in February at www.neighborhoodassist.com. The State Farm Review Committee selected the Top 200 finalists and public voting determined the Top 100. In the eleven years of the program, nearly 500 causes have received a total of $12.5 million to enact change in their communities.
For a complete list of this year’s 100 winners, please visit: www.neighborhoodassist.com.
For additional information on Operation Warrior Resolution, visit: https://www.operationwarriorresolution.org/
About Operation Warrior Resolution: Sarasota-based veterans nonprofit organization Operation Warrior Resolution, founded in January of 2018 by US Army Veteran Kendra Simpkins, LCSW, exists to provide innovative, holistic treatments for mental health to veterans and their family members, alleviating PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health-related issues that lead to suicide. OWR offers trauma-resolution therapy sessions, trauma-informed yoga classes, equine therapy sessions at local nonprofit SMART Riders, five-day holistic retreats with a 90-day follow up coaching program, health and nutrition coaching services, as well as family and children services.