Danny Gregory, Atwood Fire Department, Vicki Bishop, Country Financial Representative, and Kathy and John Terril, Jr., A-H Christmas Needy Fund, accepting the Country Financial Operation Helping Heroes donation on behalf of Atwood Fire Department.
By Doris Elmore
The holiday season brings out the kindness and generosity in most people. Vicki Bishop, agent for Country Financial, is pleased to support the Atwood Fire Department as a 2021 recipient of Country Financial Operation Helping Heroes.
Wednesday, December 8, Vicki presented the Atwood Fire Department with a $500 Wal Mart gift card to be used for needy families. Kathy and John Terril Jr., representing the Atwood-Hammond Christmas Needy Fund, accepted the check on behalf of the fire department to distribute to needy families.
Vicki states, “I’m so pleased to be able to help take care of those who help care for us and enrich our lives every day within our community – our first responders and teachers.” She continued, “It’s a small token of our appreciation that I hope will continue for Country Financial and our first responders to positively impact our community.
Saturday, December 5, a large group of volunteers and the A-H Christmas Needy Fund committee, delivered 114 packed food boxes, 100 toys and 42 coats, hats & gloves to persons in the former A-H School District. The donation from Country Financial will continue to help these people through difficult times.
Country Financial donated $3 million in 2020 to organizations and programs that support first responders and active-duty service members, supporting the company’s vision to “enrich lives in the communities we serve.” Country Financial is continuing the program in 2021 and expanding the opportunity to educators, to help financial representatives further support their local community. The Operation Helping Heroes program was created in 2015 to support non-profit events and programs that benefit active-duty service members, veterans and their families.