On November 17, local State Farm agents and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful will gather alongside volunteers to distribute 295 trees to residents on a first come, first served basis. Expanding the tree canopy in Tampa will help combat community impacts from hurricanes and tropical storms and will help increase community resilience to future severe weather.
Earlier this year, State Farm announced a $700,000 pledge to the Arbor Day Foundation to support tree planting projects in areas impacted by natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other challenges like urban heat islands.
“Trees can help make communities more resilient,” said Rasheed Merritt, State Farm Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. “State Farm is committed to helping communities recover from disasters and manage future risks, and we are proud to support local tree planting as part of this effort.”
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Time: 7 AM – 11 Noon
Location: Fair Oaks Park at 5019 N. 34 Street in Tampa
State Farm is dedicated to helping improve our world. Learn more: Environmental, Social, and Governance – State Farm®: https://esg.statefarm.com/
For additional information on the Arbor Day Foundation: https://www.arborday.org/