(CENTERVILLE, IA) – The children had barely used the new playground set at Fairview Church of the Brethren in Unionville, IA when the March 6th tornado destroyed it. Church members had donated the money for the equipment, but now—with a damaged church roof and a high deductible policy—it was doubtful the congregation could afford another playground.
That’s when Susan Houser at Horizon and Hawk insurance shared the church’s story with one of its providers, MutualAid eXchange (“MAX”) Insurance. MAX operates its own non-profit program called Mutual Aid Ministries which helps communities and families after unexpected financial crises. In response to Houser’s request, MAX stepped in with $2,500 for a new playground set.
“Our agency and our people love this area and want to do our part when tragedy strikes,” Houser said. “With MAX as our community partner, we can’t wait to get the new playground up and ready for the youth of Fairview Church.”
MAX Insurance of Overland Park, KS, is a unique fair, faithful and socially responsible insurance enterprise. Founded on religious principles, the company’s mission is to restore wholeness to communities and individuals in need. It lives out its mission through a variety of quality, fairly-priced insurance products, outstanding personalized customer service and its non-profit Mutual Aid Ministries (“MAM”) program.
“MAX is more than an insurance company. We truly care beyond the contract,” said David Wine, President and Chief Executive Officer. “That’s why we are excited to partner with Horizon and Hawk Insurance on these important projects for their communities. We think that’s the way insurance should be.”
MAX Insurance and Mutual Aid Ministries
Photo left to right: Mark Files, Regional Sales Manager at MAX; Susan Houser, Kayla Scott (holding Check), Mary Boyd (in Pink) Jeff Kulmatycki, Owner Hawk Insurance, Dale Brinegar holding check, his son Ryan Brinegar in blue plaid, wife Ashley Brinegar and 2 boys, Denver and Lincoln.