Staff is like family at Mountaineer Insurance Services. Whether it be through volunteering or donating, each does his/her part to make their communities better places to live, work, and play.
We at Mountaineer Insurance Services (MIS) will always thank you for choosing our company to help protect your home and family. We consider you family, integral to our business and our communities. to plan 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. Throughout the years we have concentrated on the following:
• Sending goodie boxes to the troops • Make baskets for the needy • Collect clothes and supplies for the homeless shelter • Sponsor the Mountain State Forest Festival Golf Tournament
• Organize American Red Cross blood drives in Mill Creek
In past years the agency has volunteered at a number of events including:
• Adopt-A-Highway • 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
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 yearThanksgiving 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 has served as:
• President of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
• Vice chairman of Valley Health Care Medical Center
• a local high school golf coach
• And is active in 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 has donated over 75,000 bottles per year and helped raise over $50,000 for participating organizations.
In 2017, Jonathan Kyle was awarded the Businessman of the Year Award by the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and in 2022 Angela Kyle received the 2022 W.G. Porter Community Service award.
This annual award is given to one agent from the Mountain State Agency Alliance, made up of SIAA agents in West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky, who represents the love and community service spirit that the late William Porter, owner of Ramsey Insurance and founder of Mountain State Agency Alliance, had for his community and fellow man.
Angie has in many ways been the public face of the company in the Elkins area. Look in the concession stand at the ballgame, you might just see Angie. Need a coach for cheerleaders, track or softball? There's Angie. Do the pets at the local animal shelter need some loving attention? Angie will show up with her whole staff for a dog walking day. Blood is the life-giving fluid that is never as available as it should be. So who organizes, advertises and administers four Red Cross Blood Drives every year? Well of course, Angie.
When the local community center needs servers to help out at their numerous fundraising dinners, you'll find Angie. Who coordinated with 8 or 10 other churches to organize a community Easter Egg hunt with over 1500 treat filled eggs and of course snacks and a visit from the Easter Bunny? You know the answer. For years the community knows that Santa will visit Mountaineer Insurances office in Dailey and all are welcome. And for people in need Angie also conducts a Christmas toy drive. This and many more things. She gives of her time, her resources and of her heart.
Perhaps her largest accomplishment, act of caring is this. When a social worker friend was struggling to find a foster home for a very deserving young man Angie searched high and low for someone willing. After much prayer and consideration, talks with her children, and her ever-supportive husband Jonathan she opened her home to this young man. Now he is set to graduate. He played high school football and ran on the track team, and now he is set to join the Air Force after graduating this spring. That act is way beyond simple volunteering. That is an act of complete caring.