Georgia Farm Bureau is, and always has been, a local organization
We have offices in 158 Georgia counties, and our strength as an organization comes from that grassroots structure, through our county members and volunteer leaders. With that grassroots focus comes a commitment to improving our local communities.
From the home office in Macon, to each county office around the state, we are proud to be actively involved in our communities. We live, work, shop and go to church there. Our customers are our friends and neighbors.
That commitment is why we support and participate in charitable causes and events in our communities. It's why we provide scholarships, promote education and sponsor high school athletics.
Below you'll find a look at some of our recent community activities...
CRISIS LINE & SAFE HOUSE DONATION | March 2018
A check for $5,000 was presented to Crisis Line & Safe House recently. The money was raised by the Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales.
Pictured left to right, front row: Lauren Lin (Info/PR), Kristen Cleghorn (Claims), Jamie Bormann (Legal Advocacy Program Director for Crisis Line & Safe House), Carolyn Lowery (QA), Gina Brockman (Accounting) and Hope Smith (Underwriting). Left to right, back row: Michael Fulwood (Member Services), April Ussery (Claims), Valencia Brown (PHS) and Dawn Jackson (IT).
2017 PROJECT GIVING RETRO NIGHT GLOW FUN RUN | September 2017
Several GFB employees participated in the 8th annual Project Giving Retro Night Glow 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run on Sept. 16th. Project Giving, Inc. is a non-profit organization that “builds bridges of hope” for people in need in the Middle Georgia Community. Project Giving is 100% volunteer-driven and volunteers work from their homes.
Pictured left to right, front row: Tiffany Harvey and Jeffery Harvey (Public Policy) with son, Hudson; Edgar Bailey (IT); Dan Brown (Actuarial) with daughter Emerson in the stroller; Janet Spillers (IT); Angel Jones (IT); Laura McGreggor (IT) with son Dalton; Elise Green (wife of Tracey Green, Echols Co. AM); Erin Tolbert (Claims); Vicki Shepard (Underwriting); Katie Snow (Underwriting); Rich Brown, boyfriend of Vicki Shepard; and Geri Powell (Ins. Admin.). Left to right, back row: Rachel Pontier, and her friend, Kelly Thompson (Field Services); Donna Rocker (Field Services); Stewart Johnson, husband of Terri Johnson; Sean Huff (IT); Terri Johnson (Brokerage); Bill Anderson (Federation IT); and Armond Drexler with his mom, Lakeitha Watson (PHS).
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION DONATION | July 2017
A check for $5,000 was presented to the Alzheimer’s Association. The funds were raised by the Employee Relations Committee through a Casual Day Sale. The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, relies upon community-based fundraising efforts in order to serve families that need its support.
Pictured from left: Randy Clark (Audit), Michael Fulwood (Member Services), Tara Johnson (Alzheimer’s Association, Resource Database Manager), Carolyn Lowery (QA), Dawn Jackson (IT), Hope Smith (Underwriting), Valencia Brown (PHS) and Lauren Lin (Info/PR).
AUTISM CENTER NAVICENT HEALTH DONATION | April 2017
A check for $5,000 was presented to the Autism Center, Navicent Health. The donation was raised through casual day sales by the Employee Relations Committee and will help cover services from the Therapeutic Learning Center and the cost of treatment not covered by insurance (co-pay and deductibles).
Pictured from left: Randy Clark (Audit), Ellen Terrell, Chief Development Officer – Navicent Health, Maureen Eckard, Autism Center Project Manager, Dawn Jackson (IT), Michael Fulwood (Member Services), Vickie Amos (Info/PR), April Ussery (Claims), Kristen Cleghorn (Claims) and Valencia Brown (PHS).
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NAVICENT HEALTH DONATION | March 2017
Georgia Farm Bureau presented a check for $10,000 to Children’s Hospital Navicent Health on March 21st. The hospital has provided the highest quality, personalized, child-friendly pediatric care in middle Georgia for almost 30 years. Serving primarily 29 counties, they provide services that include pediatric physician coverage 24 hours a day, a pediatric intensive care unit staffed by physicians specializing in pediatric critical care and the region’s only Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital also features specially certified nurses and Child Life Specialists trained in patient care and the psycho-social needs of their families.
Pictured from left: Amy Wells, RN; Morgan Burgamy, RN, Andy Lucas (Info/PR Director); Summer Turner, RN; Cassandra Maloy, RN; and Mark Blake, RN.
RESCUE MISSION OF MIDDLE GEORGIA FREEZER DONATION | March 2017
Georgia Farm Bureau donated a re-purposed outdoor walk-in cooler to the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia to aid in their outreach program. Since 1952, with the help of its generous donors, the Rescue Mission has provided residential shelter and meals to those in need in the Middle Georgia community, changing the lives of thousands of men, women, and children for over 60 years. These donors have helped the Mission “provide a path of hope, redemption, and empowerment through Jesus Christ.”
Pictured left to right: Vickie Amos (Info/PR), Carey Cleveland (Facilities), Greg Brooks (Food Service & Maintenance Support, Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia), Erin Reimers (President/CEO, Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia) and Pat Chastain (Chaplain and Vice President of Programs, Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia).