For every no-obligation quote the agency gave in October, $10 was donated to the nonprofit ministry. Serving Friends and Families Ministries (SFF) is a nonprofit Christian organization set out to help people in the Grand Lake region. The donations provided will help run the organization’s furniture ministry, education ministry, jail ministry and the Adopt A Block pro- grams. Preferred Insurance Center has four charities that participate in the Quotes for Causes campaign on a monthly, rotating basis.
Here is what Serving Friends and Family have been up to lately:
Working hard with up and coming camp (June) for the Salvation Army.
Had 23 pick ups and deliveries in April, for our furniture ministry.
Having Work Days at our Restoration House with progress taking place
We took care of 6 families that needed assistance with utilities (Salvation Army budget).
We are beginning to cut and trim lawns and need additional customers to fulfill this ministry.
We have daily devotions and welcome anyone that wants to join us beginning at 9am.
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Our first Flamingo Flocking of the community garage sales is in the books! St. Henry Community Garage Sales was first up for our ambitious flamingos. This particular fundraiser was to benefit the St. Henry Track and Field Team.
Members of the track team successfully placed 56 flocks of flamingos at individual garage sales. Preferred Insurance Center and Auto-Owners Insurance donated $20 for every flock of flamingos that was placed during the sales. Last week, a few members of Preferred Insurance Center had the pleasure of delivering a check of $1,120 to the St. Henry Track and Field Team.
A Special Thank You:
We would like to send a thank you out to the St. Henry Track and Field Team for participating with the Flamingo Flocking fundraiser again this year. It’s always a pleasure to work with you!
A special shout out to Kristy Schulze! Kristy works very hard behind the scenes during the St. Henry Garage Sales. She has been our contact for the St. Henry garage sales for the past several years. Thanks for all your effort and time to making this fundraiser to be as successful as it is!
Have you been through St. Henry lately? You may have had troubles fitting through the center of the roads due to vehicles parked along both sides of the streets. Or notice people are everywhere carrying bags of random items? Yes, it is garage sale season!
You may have also noticed some flashy flamingos in the yards of those hosting a garage sale. But, why?
Preferred Insurance Center and Auto-Owners Insurance are teaming together and putting on another round of Flamingo Flocking during the St. Henry Garage Sales. This is a fundraiser benefiting the St. Henry Track Team. For every flock of flamingos hosted by someone having a garage sale, Preferred Insurance Center and Auto-Owners Insurance are donating $20 to the St. Henry Track Team. With their natural pink pigment, the birds are also out to help the shoppers locate each sale.
It’s not too late to hit some good sales! If you are looking to do some shopping this weekend be sure to download the interactive Google Map and Listing for the St. Henry Garage Sales.
If you are from the area, this will not be the last time you see these flamingos! They are gearing up to also be at the Coldwater and Fort Recovery local garage sale. They will be out to help the Coldwater Academic Promoters and the Fort Recovery Traveling Tribe.
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My name is Carol Griesdorn and I am the younger sister of Randy Griesdorn, who died by suicide almost 5 years ago. It has been an emotional journey that was unexpected but could happen to anyone, anytime. Everyone hears about suicide, but no one wants to talk about it, no one wants to admit that someone has mental health concerns and no one should have to watch a loved one die by suicide and deal with the aftermath. Unfortunately, I am a survivor of suicide and I am going to talk about it and I want the community to be able to talk openly about it too.
I am a licensed social worker in the State of Ohio, I have my Master of Social Work degree and have been with Montgomery County Children Services for the past 27 years.
I see a need in the Mercer County community for Suicide Prevention/information and would like to help make a difference. I am starting a support group “Keeping Our Light” Survivors of Suicide so that we can discuss the deaths of our loved ones and help each other heal. It is not a counseling program but a safe place to say things and discuss feelings that others may not understand.
If you have questions or need anything please let me know. The first meeting is scheduled for March 23, 2017; 7-9 pm. I would like participants to contact me ahead of time so that I can make sure this is the right type of program for them.
Donating $10 to local charity for every policy we quote!
I also need to thank all the people who donated to BBBS on our behalf. We raised over $6,900 which is amazing and none of it could have been done without the fantastic people and businesses in our area. A special thank you needs to go out to a few people.First, I want to thank my nephew Craig Muhlenkamp who is the professional dancer and his wife Michelle. He is the one who convinced my wife Susie to dance with him and he is the one who did the choreography and taught Susie to dance. He did a fantastic job and he and Michelle are the most wonderful people. We love them dearly.
Al Hall, a friend of my partner Roger Rindler, graciously gave up his OSU vs Michigan football tickets so we could raffle them off!
My team at Preferred Insurance who asked for donations, organized events, publicized things and donated personally. I am so blessed to be surrounded by them.
Last, but of course not least, I am incredibly proud of my wife. She took a chance, went way out of her comfort zone, worked her butt off, and did a great job. She enjoyed it immensely but that is because she put so much into it. Becky Kunk, a judge at the event, and Susie’s sister, put it so well when she said, “For so long you have worked in the background for you family and children. I am so happy to see you shine in a spotlight of you own tonight. So true!
As you most likely know by now, Preferred Insurance Center is sponsoring Craig Muhlenkamp & Susie Muhlenkamp in the Dancing With the Big Stars competition. This is a major fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer/Auglaize County.
The 3nd Annual Dancing with the BIG Stars will be held this year with an exciting competition between dancers. On November 12, a group of well-known community members will test new skills with experienced dance partners as they dance for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties at this year’s Dancing with the BIG Stars. This fundraiser is modeled after the long-running television series, Dancing with the Stars.
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Nine citizens from the Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert County area have been paired with local dancers from various studios throughout the area.
In efforts to help make this fundraiser a success for Big Brothers Big Sisters, we were giving away 2 OSU v. Michigan tickets for donating. For every $10 donated a person would receive 1 entry.
Yesterday we gave the phone call to Dean & Lynne Huelsman of Coldwater, Ohio, letting them know they were the lucky winners of the 2 OSU v. Michigan tickets! They were surprised and excited! Dean made the comment that going to a OSU v Michigan football game was always on his bucket list!
We want to give a HUGE thank you to all who have donated! Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Preferred Insurance has several team members that serve as Lunch Buddies for Big Brothers and Big Sisters and know how big of a difference the program is making in our community!