As summer wanes into autumn, and with winter just around the corner, we hope you had a wonderful sunny season with family and friends.
Although COVID-19 has hampered some of us from doing some of the things we enjoy, we hope you were able to adapt to new ways of making each day a good one!
We at Mountaineer Insurance Services (MIS) want to thank you for choosing our company to help protect your home and family. We consider you family, integral to our business and our communities.
For this reason, we take pride in our regimen of volunteerism. We say thank you every day, in everything we do, by striving to make a positive impact on our communities. What you have given us, your trust, we want to give back through volunteerism. Every member of our staff feels the same way by choosing a month of the year and planning a community service project in their area that involves the entire staff.
This is a year-round initiative and projects change from year to year, depending upon the interests and passions of the time. This past year we concentrated on the following:
• Sent goodie boxes to the troops
• Collected money for the elderly home in Franklin
• Made baskets for the needy
• Collected clothes and supplies for the homeless shelter
• Sponsored the Mountain State Forest Festival Golf Tournament this past July
• American Red Cross blood drives in Mill Creek
In past years the agency has volunteered at a number of events including:
• Sponsoring the Run Like A Fool 5K fundraiser, with an April Fools theme, to benefit a local elementary and high school.
• Sponsoring the adopt-a-classroom program at North Elementary School in Elkins, where every child receives a book each month for a year.
• Volunteering at the American Red Cross blood drive, held quarterly at the Mill Creek Memorial Church in Mill Creek. Angela Kyle volunteers at the church regularly.
• Feed the City, a monthly program providing a hot meal for over 300 people. The agency participates as a group once a year and has two employees who volunteer with the program regularly.
• A Visit with Santa – Santa visits the Beverly office for the day and gives all children free photos with Santa, hot chocolate, and cookies.
• Giving dozens of food baskets to families in need with a full Easter dinner or Thanksgiving dinner for each family.
• Sponsoring “Shop with a Cop” for the Christmas holiday, where police officers help children based on need. Officers take a child to lunch and then bring them shopping at Walmart for the holiday.
As principal of Mountaineer Insurance Services, Inc. Jonathan Kyle sets the example
for his staff to donate their free time. He serves as president of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is vice chairman of Valley Health Care Medical Center, serves as a local high school golf coach, and is treasurer for the Tygart Valley Lions Club.
MIS also provides branded bottled water to all non-profits and sports organizations that request it. Many of these organizations sell the water to raise significant revenue. The agency donates over 75,000 bottles per year and raises over $50,000 for participating organizations.
Founded in 2006, and now with five offices serving the four counties of Randolph, Pocahontas, Pendleton, and Webster, MIS makes it a goal to volunteer and give back to the local communities within these four counties of central West Virginia.