Farm Bureau Agents Support Their Communities During COVID-19
July 21, 2020
Farm Bureau insurance agents are going above and beyond to serve their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. We share just a few of the ways they’re giving back.
1. Helping Community Members Facing Hunger
Cindy Vogel and her team (Ashley Snyder and Morgan Flax) found a way to support their local grocery stores and stock the local food pantry in Ness City, Kansas. Their team purchased items like meat, cheese and eggs — as well as pantry staples that are in dire need during the pandemic — and donated it all to help those facing hunger in their area.
2. Easing Neighbors’ Financial Burdens
Ryan Burden knows that people helping people is a powerful thing. That’s why he decided to proactively ask his community of Omaha, Nebraska, what he could do for them. Within minutes, he had messages from those who were struggling financially — many of whom had lost their jobs. Ryan began purchasing gift cards from local grocery stores and restaurants and sending them to those in need. This act of kindness also helps businesses in his community at the same time.
3. Giving Teachers a Pat on the Back
Amber Lambertz knew how hard her Concordia, Kansas, school district employees were working to virtually redesign the entire educational system in a short period of time. As a token of her appreciation, she treated all district employees to lunch at one of their favorite local restaurants, Easy G’s.
4. Supporting Healthcare Workers — and Local Businesses
Jared Tebockhorst’s wife is a healthcare provider, which means he understands all too well the sacrifices healthcare workers make each day when they go to work. In order to support both businesses in Fairfax, Iowa, and those who work to keep us safe and healthy, he provided meals from a local restaurant to front-line workers. His Facebook post resulted in more than 100 shares, and he plans to continue to find new ways to help support his community in the months ahead.
5. Buying Groceries for Front-line Workers
Brian Filinger and Perry Ott teamed up to treat their local public safety workers — those working at the fire, police and sheriff departments — to gift cards to their Emporia, Kansas, grocer. With social distancing in place, they dropped them in the mail instead of delivering them themselves. Before long, they received an outpouring of thanks for stepping up to help feed those who are on the front lines.
6. Feeding Local School Children
As a teacher and principal for 17 years before becoming a Farm Bureau agent, J.J. Edwards understands how important it is to put food on the table in the homes of students. After schools in Yates Center, Kansas, closed their doors, J.J. stepped up with a monetary donation to help feed the children of struggling families in his community.
More Than a Business
Farm Bureau insurance agents are passionate about making a difference in their communities. If you’re looking for a fulfilling business opportunity, contact us to learn more about becoming a Farm Bureau agent.