Southeast Iowa Insurance and MAX Insurance® Contribute to Kalona Volunteer Fire Department

(KALONA, IA) – Volunteer firefighters in Kalona, IA are raising funds to purchase a thermal image camera and are one-step closer thanks to a $1,000 grant from Southeast Iowa Insurance in Wellman and their partner, MutualAid eXchange (“MAX”) Insurance.

Shawn Powell heads Southeast Iowa Insurance.  He reached out to the Kalona Volunteer Fire Department after learning about the MAX Agent Community Grant Program.  “I have attended annual pancake fundraisers and made contributions for special needs of the department,” Powell said.  “A thermal image camera would help our firefighters be able to see through a smoke-filled room, locate hot spots and help save lives.  We as a community are blessed to have such a wonderful department and are pleased to partner with MAX Insurance® and its community grant program to make this gift possible.”

Southeast Iowa Insurance is an independent insurance agency representing MAX Insurance® in Wellman and surrounding areas.  MAX Insurance®, based in 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 Southeast Iowa Insurance and help Kalona’s Volunteer Fire Department work towards their goal of purchasing a thermal image camera.”

For more information:

Southeast Iowa Insurance
Shawn Powell
214 8th Avenue
Wellman, IA 52356
phone 319-646-2311

MAX Insurance® and Mutual Aid Ministries, visit

Photo:  Shawn Powell of Southeast Iowa Insurance presenting check to Kalona Fire Chief Steve Yotty.