This fall, all across the United States, community members have joined together to support their local chapters of the United Way through volunteerism and monetary contributions. In Cass, Lenawee and Washtenaw counties, Kemner-Iott Agency and Benz Insurance Agency have been part of this effort, providing numerous hours of volunteer work and more than $13,000 of financial support to their local United Way affiliates.
The team at Kemner-Iott Agency of Cass County in Cassopolis, Michigan raised a total of $1,337.34 for their local United Way campaign, providing funds that could pay for 21 nights of shelter for homeless individuals and families; 89 backpacks stuffed with school supplies for students in low-income families; 308 hot, nutritious meals for people in need; or 13 counseling and therapy sessions for those in need of mental health support.
The United Way of Lenawee received $7,208 raised by the employee-owners of Kemner-Iott Agency in Adrian, Michigan. These dollars can support the following: 50 children receiving homework help at after school programs; rent and mortgage assistance for 141 homeless people; and making fresh produce available for 2402 people at local food pantries.
Benz Insurance Agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan contributed $5,056 to this year’s United Way campaign in Washtenaw County. These funds can cover the cost of any of the following: the deployment of nine emergency response vehicles to a disaster operation; 450 measles vaccines for low-income children; and 97 resource bags filled with parental resources and developmentally appropriate books and activities for children experiencing homelessness or a life crisis; work clothing and transportation to a job for 33 homeless young adults; and ten therapy sessions for families in crisis.
The employee-owners at Kemner-Iott Agency and Benz Insurance Agency are proud to support the United Way and its mission of improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world, including our local region, to advance the common good.
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About the Author:
Marty Schoonover, of Adrian, MI, enjoys giving back to the local community in many various ways, has a ‘green-thumb’, for working with gardens and house plants, is always making something to brighten someone else’s day, and loves spending time with her granddaughter. Marty has worked in the Customer Service department at Benz Insurance in Ann Arbor for over 5 years.