Pickens County Farm Bureau offers holiday gift

COUNTY — Santa is getting a little extra help this holiday season from his friends at Farm Bureau Insurance and Pickens County Farm Bureau.

This Christmas, Farm Bureau launched a new holiday community outreach program called Farm Bureau Cares [cointent_lockedcontent]to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday by helping those in the community who are facing difficult times through no fault of their own.

Through Farm Bureau Cares, county Farm Bureau offices across South Carolina offered a monetary donation to help a family or charity of their choice. Each local donation made by the county Farm Bureau was matched, up to $500, by Farm Bureau Insurance. Together, Pickens County Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Insurance donated $1,350 to help a Pickens woman and her young son who is fighting Leukemia. Pickens County Farm Bureau Insurance agency manager Terry Sexton met the young boy at a local restaurant and was moved by his story. Sexton met with the boy’s mother and offered to help through the Farm Bureau Cares donation.

“Helping your neighbor is what the true spirit of Christmas represents, and I’m proud we could help this family in some small way,” Sexton said.

During December, more than $30,000 in donations raised through Farm Bureau Cares were presented by local Farm Bureau offices to families and charities across South Carolina.