(MOUNT VERNON, IL) – Shopping for brand name gym shoes at the beginning of the school year is not always possible for underprivileged children and youth in Mount Vernon.  Thanks to a grant from Guy Wood Insurance and their partner MutualAid eXchange (“MAX”), the HAPPY FEET Project can purchase more gym shoes for children who need them most.

“The HAPPY FEET Project is an outreach program of Kingdom Seed Ministries,” said Marsha Dodson of Guy Wood Insurance in Mount Vernon.  “Throughout the year, they raise funds and coordinate with a local shoe store to provide children with new gym shoes at the beginning of the school year. Providing this grant during the summer is great timing to support the HAPPY FEET Project.”

Guy Wood Insurance is an independent insurance agency representing MAX in Mount Vernon and surrounding areas.  MAX is a fair, faithful and socially responsible home insurance company that was founded on religious principles.  Today it serves people of all faith backgrounds.  It created the Mutual Aid Ministries Agent 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.

Photo:  Todd Piper from Guy Wood Insurance presenting check to Monte Jo Clark of Kingdom Seed Ministries, Inc., and staff of Guy Wood Insurance:  Ben Piper, Brandy Hensley, Barb Umbaugh, Marsha Dodson and Karen Hodges.  

For more information:

Guy Wood Insurance
Marsha Dodson
1400 Broadway
Mount Vernon, IL 62864

MAX Insurance® and Mutual Aid Ministries, visit www.MAXInsurance.com.