Contact: Bill Musgrave
Families who have lost their homes and items in a house fire find hope and support from the Fire Relief Foundation in Findlay, OH. Thanks to a $2,500 grant from ARK Insurance and their partner MutualAid eXchange (“MAX”), the organization can now assist more people in their time of need.
Kathy Coppes heads ARK Insurance. She reached out to MAX and its Mutual Aid Ministries Community Grant Program to help support the Fire Relief Foundation. “This great organization stands beside families after their loss and offers household items, monetary assistance, and a shoulder to lean on until the families can get back on their feet,” Coppes said in her application for the grant. “They function solely through the help of volunteers, many of whom have been fire victims themselves. The organization began in the founder’s garage after losing their own home and contents in a house fire. Now they not only help our local community, they also send items to other states if there is a crisis that needs their help.”
MAX is a fair, faithful and socially responsible home, auto and property/casualty insurance company that was founded on religious principles. Today it serves people of all faith backgrounds. It created the Mutual Aid Ministries Community Grant program as a way to partner with their network of independent agents who identify and want to support worthy projects in their communities.
For more about MAX go to: www.MAXInsurance.com.
Photo: Linn Tate, volunteer for Fire Relief Foundation; Kathy Coppes, ARK Insurance; Phyllis Tate, volunteer for Fire Relief Foundation; Emily Stevens, founder of Fire Relief Foundation; and Angela Cotton, ARK Insurance.