Farm Bureau Insurance producers and county Farm Bureau offices across South Carolina helped spread holiday cheer to those in their communities facing financial or medical hardships by donating more than $43,950 through Farm Bureau Cares.
The program was started in 2015 with the support of the S.C. Farm Bureau Federation. The insurance company matches the donation made by each local office to assist a local charity or individual in need over the holidays. Each local office decides how to put their Farm Bureau Cares donation to work in their community. With first-hand knowledge of personal situations and needs in their communities, producers and staff in the local offices gave generously to the program.
“As an insurance company, we are here when people need us most and the Farm Bureau Cares program is no exception,” Lee Wilkins, vice president of sales, said.
While many Farm Bureau Insurance offices selected an individual or family to assist with their Farm Bureau Cares donations, other offices opted to support local charities. Charities that received a donation included: Aging Gracefully Senior Care Services, Angel Tree at W.E. Parker Elementary School, Chester High School, Colleton County Sheriff’s Department Adopt a Child Program, Cordesville First Baptist Church, First Steps, Greenwood Pathway House, Helping Hands, Lakeview Assisted Living, Port Royal United Methodist Church Food Bank, Samaritan House of Orangeburg, Simply Blessed Strong Survivors, Turbeville Children’s Home, United Christian Ministries of Abbeville County, United Ministries Food Bank, United Ministries of Clinton and Winwood Farm Home for Boys.
“Farm Bureau Cares upholds our company’s core values of supporting our members and communities,” Wilkins said. “We are proud to support local charities and individuals in need across the state each year and would like to thank all of the offices that participated in 2023’s Farm Bureau Cares holiday outreach program.”