Benn’s award helps nonprofit
9/6/2013, 6 a.m.
The Benn Agency has been recognized with a Safeco Insurance “Make More Happen” Award for its service to Stone Mountain-based Boys to Men Christian Mentors Inc.
Agency owner Terry Benn said his Decatur firm believes that volunteering makes the community stronger.
“We know from personal experience that volunteering offers its own rewards, such as helping people in need along with organizations that benefit the community,” Benn said in an Aug. 23 statement.
The award provides a $2,000 donation to Boys to Men Christian Mentors Inc. to help continue its work. The Christian service ministry, which aids boys 8 to 18, was organized in 1995 by leaders of the New Beginning Full Gospel Baptist Church in Decatur.
Charles C. Jones Jr., CEO of B2M, said the $2,000 grant will help the nonprofit to continue to mentor kids at McLendon Elementary School; host its annual Community Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner and Christmas Outreach Family Adoption; and fund its scholarship and achievement awards and summer reading program.
Jones said the initiatives focus primarily on the households of single female parents with sons 8 to 18.
The award to the Benn Agency was one of 57 given nationwide. Benn, who established his agency, located at 5526 Flat Shoals Parkway, in 1994, said the funds will go right back into assisting residents of Stone Mountain.
For more information, visit Boystomenchristianmentorsinc.com, www
.bennagency.com or call 770-593-2758.