Thanks to company partner National General’s COVID Relief Initiative, several of our fabulous Agents were able to donate $500 each to local non-profits directly affected by the COVID shutdown.
Most of our Agents were able to meet with non-profit leaders to distribute COVID relief checks while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Here are their stories:
Goodhue Agent Ali Peters (Farmers Union Insurance Agency – Alison Peters) donated her check to Lee Neste, Executive Director of Faith in Action, Red Wing, MN. The funds will be used to provide transportation for healthcare, respite care, supporting friendly (and socially distant) visiting, caregiver support group administration, and book delivery. Ali’s full-service Agency, located at 215 N 2nd St in Goodhue, can be reached at (651) 923-4433 or by email at email@example.com.
Crookston Agent Chris Swanson (Chris Swanson Insurance Agency) donated his check to Lori Wagner, Executive Director of the United Way of Crookston. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of Crookston area people by gathering and distributing, in an efficient matter, community resources that respond to priority health and human service needs. Chris’s full-service Agency, located at 622 University Ave in Crookston, can be reached at (218) 281-6724 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ivanhoe and Canby Agent Mike Panka (Panka Insurance Agency) donated his check to the United Way of Southwest MN, whose mission is uniting people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities in SW MN – serving people in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood Counties. You can reach the full-service Panka Agency at 119 West Saxon St in Ivanhoe (507-694-1750) or 130 1st St W, Suite 101 in Canby (507-223-5527), or by emailing email@example.com.
Barb Anderson and Steve Cattnach of Cattnach Insurance Agency in Luverne donated their check to Generations (formerly Luverne Senior Citizens), working through Lutheran Social Services. They were recently able to purchase a new vacuum sealer for delivery and curbside pickup for senior meals, and this donation helped to defray associated costs. You can reach the full-service Cattnach Agency, located at 702 South Kniss, by calling (507) 283-8383 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Alexandria Agent Daylon Faber (Farmers Union Insurance – Faber Insurance) donated his check to the United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties, whose mission is to connect people, resources and ideas to promote individual self-sufficiency through investments in health, education and financial stability. Daylon’s full-service Agency, located at 324 Broadway, Suite 210 in Alexandria, can be reached at (320) 763-9455 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ada Agent Rodney Mathsen donated his check to the Valley Food Shelf (located inside Grace Lutheran Church, located at 110 3rd Ave E, Ada, MN) to help those in need in Norman County. Rod’s full-service Agency can be reach at (218) 784-4813 or by email at email@example.com.
Fosston Agent Barb Sweep (Farmers Union Insurance Agency Sweep Insurance) donated her check to Crystal Munter, Activities Director at First Care Medical Services/Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston to help residents of the nursing home with activities. Barb’s full-service Agency can be reached at (218) 435-2063 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Agent Joel Harmoning (Harmoning Agency) donated his check – and matched the donation for a total donation of $1,000! – to the Renville County Food Shelf in Olivia, MN, to purchase food through Second Harvest Heartland for citizens of Renville County in need.
Windom Agent Ted Winter donated his check to the Fulda Area Food Shelf. Ted and his wife, Marge, are very involved with the Food Shelf as Marge chairs the board that oversees the non-profit, and Ted helps unload donations when the food shelf is open each Monday. Ted’s full-service Agency can be reached by calling (507) 831-3541 or by email at email@example.com.
Dawson Agent Deb Breberg (Breberg Agency, Farmers Union Insurance Agency) donated her check to Woody Peet and the Dawson Area Food Shelf to help folks around the Dawson Area in need. You can reach Deb’s full-service Agency by calling (320) 769-2088 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Willmar & Olivia Agent Paul Johannes (Johannes Agency, Inc) along with CSRs Misty Starr and Brittany Nissen, donated their check to Allyson Clouse and Mark Jurgenson and the Olivia Ambulance Service in Olivia, MN. You can contact Paul’s full-service Agency in Willmar (1303 1st Street South, Suite 9) at (320) 235-2540 or in Olivia (127 9th Street South) at (320) 523-1150 or by email at email@example.com.