FMH is proud to support the members of its local community and beyond in various ways. During times of crisis, essential community services and charities become even more important as the need for food donations and funding increases. Here are some of FMH’s latest efforts to give back in times of crisis.
Food Bank of Iowa Fundraiser: As food pantries and community resources see increased demand due to families staying home and children missing school lunches during the COVID-19 pandemic, FMH committed a company match of up to $100,000 for employee, retiree, and community contributions to the Food Bank of Iowa. In late May, fundraising efforts far surpassed this goal and will help provide nearly one million meals within Iowa.
Increased FMH Company Match: Did you know that FMH matches qualifying charitable contributions made by its employees and retirees? With the company match employee benefit, tax-deductible gifts have twice the impact and now the effect is twofold. FMH recently raised the limit from $1,000 per employee to $2,000.
Small Business Recovery Grant Program: To support local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Des Moines Partnership created a grant program for sole proprietors or businesses with up to 30 employees. FMH contributed $25,000 to this program to support local businesses and the economic health of the city.
FMH Claims Department Donates 100 N95 Masks to MercyOne: You might not know that FMH keeps a supply of respirator-quality masks to be used by its adjusting staff. The Claims Department donated these extra 100 masks, kept as a reserve, to MercyOne to help address the shortages in PPE experienced by the medical community.
Iowa Insurance Institute Contributes $10,000 to the Food Bank of Iowa: As a member of the Iowa Insurance Institute, FMH is proud to support a group contribution of $10,000 to the Food Bank of Iowa. Through this, the company shows its support as part of an important local industry.