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Insurance agents team up to support local nonprofit

A local Christian nonprofit that provides medical and dental services for uninsured and underserved people just received a $7,500 grant, thanks to a team of Augusta State Farm agents.

Founded in 2007, Christ Community Health has two clinics in downtown Augusta located at 1226 D’Antignac St. and 127 Telfair St. The agents who presented the check on Thursday, Oct. 7 were Eddie Bussey, Matt Willis, Mike Ingham, and BJ Jordan. According to the State Farm website, the company supports various nonprofits throughout the U.S. through its Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants and the State Farm Companies Foundation.

In the Augusta/Richmond County community, almost 15 percent of community members do not have health insurance. The situation is even more challenging when it comes to dental care; many are forced to choose between paying for food and utilities or paying for medical and dental care.

“For 100 years, it’s been our mission to help people recover from the unexpected,” said State Farm Augusta Sales Leader John Weaver. “Being a Good Neighbor is at the heart of what we do, and it means giving back to the community in ways that support meaningful change, like helping families receive affordable quality healthcare.”

“This grant means uninsured and underinsured families have an affordable option for quality healthcare,” said Christ Community CEO Don Branum. “Good health is critical to maintaining employment, staying in school and overcoming poverty. We appreciate State Farm for its support of Christ Community Health.”

Eddie Bussey State Farm and Christ Community Health are Augusta Business Daily members. For more information, click on this link: https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/community-grants.

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