For the workers of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance coverage Firm, and a lot of the world, our day by day lives got here to a halt in March 2020, as all of us needed to discover methods to regulate and rapidly change our lifestyle. At SFBLI, a lot of the day-to-day work within the Company Communication and Coaching Division is targeted on our neighborhood outreach efforts.
With many worker volunteer days deliberate for 2020 that needed to be placed on maintain together with our massive employee-driven fundraising effort held along side our summer season worker picnic, we needed to adapt and discover new methods to proceed our neighborhood outreach efforts. As we knew, a lot of our companions had been in fact, nonetheless serving in our communities.
We reached out to a lot of our neighborhood companions to establish their present and most urgent wants at that second. To kick-off our neighborhood giving efforts, we inspired our workers to submit “Messages of Hope” and phrases of encouragement to Make-A-Want MS youngsters. We requested that workers submit these on social media in order that the “Wish Kids” whose needs had been postponed might see the encouragement of many fellow Mississippians! We additionally partnered with Cover Youngsters’s Options and requested workers to buy objects for youths who had been quarantined away from their properties. This was a small means that our workers might give again and brighten a child’s day.
We highlighted our neighborhood companions in a number of different methods as effectively. Staff had been inspired to buy Mustard Seed artwork by their on-line store and assist the Metropolitan YMCA by offering sources to assist with meals prices for the youth in Hinds County and the encompassing space. SFBLI continued to be the title sponsor of Cover’s 5K4Kids and most just lately, the Farm Bureau Watermelon Traditional befitting the Mississippi Sports activities Corridor of Fame and Museum.
Whereas encouraging our workers to stay energetic, we participated in two digital races with Cover Youngsters’s Options and the Mississippi Corridor of Fame and Museum. The digital 5K’s had been a approach to maintain our workers engaged with their well being and well-being, to proceed supporting our neighborhood companions, and to get households outdoors!
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance coverage Firm was in a singular place that we had the sources and alternative to feed these on the frontlines as effectively. In partnership with the Mississippi State Medical Affiliation throughout April and May, we had been in a position to present reduction for physicians and healthcare staff working in hospitals and clinics in Hinds, Madison and Rankin Counties.
With an on-site café on the dwelling workplace constructing on Livingston Lane, operated by Sodexo, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance coverage Firm and the Sodexo workers ready over 500 meals and delivered them to varied well being care staff and amenities within the tri-county space. A number of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance coverage Firm workers delivered these meals all through each months. This partnership was a small means that SFBLI might present our appreciation and because of the frontline heroes who’ve been and are persevering with to work tirelessly to guard Mississippians through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our firm’s slogan “Your Friends for Life,” emphasizes one in all our workers’ widespread threads of the need to assist others, be they relations or members of our neighborhood. We perceive that for many of us, these are unsure and scary instances. Nonetheless, regardless of these emotions, our workers are nonetheless moved to ask, “How can I help?” As we proceed to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going to proceed to search for alternatives to be a good friend to our neighborhood companions.