We cannot prevent all conflicts, but when we know where the hungry and the homeless exist, then we can help
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 19, 2017
Joshua Mercer Insurance, a Chicago agency providing asset protection services and financial planning assistance to communities throughout northern Illinois, is joining ‘The Project I Am’ organization for a charity drive to raise awareness and support for homeless and underprivileged families in the region.
Created by 9-year-old, Jahkil Jackson, The Project I Am (TPIA) works to provide direct assistance to homeless and underserved residents of the greater Chicago area by giving away ‘Blessing Bags’ to anyone who wants one. These bags contain personal hygiene items, fresh clothes, healthy food, clean water, and more. Last year, Jahkil distributed over 1,600 Blessing Bags with the help of friends and family; this year, he’s aiming for 5,000.
“We cannot prevent all conflicts, but when we know where the hungry and the homeless exist, then we can help,” states Joshua Mercer, founder and principal agent of Joshua Mercer Insurance.
Mercer and his team are assisting Jahkil in gathering community support by mobilizing the agency’s extensive social media and email network to build connections with regional families, aid workers, and policy makers. Next, the firm will be publishing a full length article on Jahikil’s efforts in a new issue of the firm’s online magazine “Our Hometown”: http://joshuamercerinsurance.com/magazines/.
Jahkil and his TPIA organization are one of the first nonprofit groups to receive assistance from Joshua Mercer Insurance after the firm joined the national “Agents of Change” charity support network early this year. Mercer and his team are planning on working with a broad range of Chicago area charities over the months to come.
For anyone interested in learning more about Jahkil and The Project I Am, the Joshua Mercer Insurance team has made the following page available and urges all readers to get involved with the current charity event: http://joshuamercerinsurance.com/causes/building-lives-providing-bags-hope/. All future charity drives hosted by Joshua Mercer Insurance will be detailed on the agency’s Community Causes page: http://joshuamercerinsurance.com/community/.
About Joshua Mercer Insurance
As a Personal Finance Representative in Chicago, agency owner Joshua Mercer knows many local families. His knowledge and understanding of the people in his community ensures that clients of Joshua Mercer Insurance are provided with an outstanding level of service. Joshua and his team look forward to helping families protect the things that are most important – family, home, car and more. Joshua Mercer Insurance also offers clients a preparation strategy for achieving their financial goals. To contact an expert at Joshua Mercer Insurance, visit http://joshuamercerinsurance.com/ or call (773) 598-4530.