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Farmers Insurance sponsors a day of giving for the Children's Village in memory of Farmers agent Al Ketron

COEUR d’ ALENE, ID —(November 24, 2009)-- The North Idaho District Office of Farmers Insurance has teamed up with The Children's Village for a Day of Giving in memory of Al Ketron, 43 year Coeur d’ Alene Farmers agent. “The Children's Village was his favorite charity and the agents of District 67 wanted to honor his memory by supporting this charity this year, noted Kris Pacey, Farmers Idaho State Executive Director. “

Farmers District Manager Gary Louie and 27 North Idaho Farmers agents will participate in two events to help the Children’s Village. “We will drive our Customer Care Mobile Vehicle (CCV), a 25 foot trailer filled with supplies and communications equipment that is used as a customer claims station at disaster sites, in the Coeur d’ Alene Tree Lighting Parade Friday, November 27th beginning on Sherman Avenue,” explained Louie. “We will also be at Super 1 Foods, 240 Hayden Ave. in Hayden from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 28th to collect donations for the Children’s Village. We invited everyone to stop by and visit us at Super 1 Foods.”

The Children’s Village provides many services and has many branches to help children and their families in Idaho. They include:

  • The Moyer Home for residential foster/shelter care, homeless services for children birth to eighteen, with brothers and sisters kept together.
  • The Miller Home Residential Treatment Center for children with severe emotional problems offering individualized therapeutic care.
  • The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program for after care & in home care of former residents.
  • The Village Academy, an accredited school for residents & Day Treatment.
  • The Crisis Nursery for infants & toddlers at risk or in a family crisis Parent Aid Library and Resource Center (PAL) for parent support, assistance & training.
  • Crisis intervention and/or referral around the clock.
  • Health assessment and support for residents under the supervision of the agency nurse.
  • Nutrition education and standardized food program under the direction of the trained Food Manager.
  • Food, clothing, and personal necessities for resident’s and non-resident’s from families in crisis.
  • Transportation to the new resident’s current school to maintain continuity in his/her academic life.
  • Facilitate medical or legal referrals and act as court advocate for residents
  • Transportation for children and their families to meet the many outside appointments.
  • On-site individual, group and family counseling and parenting support groups.

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