New Freedom Farm, Inc. wins $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant

Roanoke Valley News

BUCHANAN, Va. (WFXR) — New Freedom Farm has won a $25,000 grant from State Farm.

New Freedom Farm is just one of the 40 communities, in 22 states, who will be getting an assist from State Farm.

“State Farm is proud to support the good neighbors who will be implementing the winning projects in their communities,” said Annette Martinez, Senior Vice President at State Farm. “We look forward to seeing the impact of these grants.”

The farm’s founder and director, Lois Dawn Fritz, says the grant money would go toward putting a cover on the outdoor arena, which will let veterans work with the horses in bad weather. In addition, that cover will provide a more socially distanced set-up for outdoor events.

Two thousand cause submissions were accepted in July. The State Farm Review Committee selected the Top 200 finalists and public voting determined the Top 40.

For a complete list of this year’s top 40 causes, please visit

New Freedom Farm is a community farm that aids veterans with PTSD, Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by using the therapeutic activity of interacting with equines, farming, and peer-to-peer support.

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