“A lot of folks think State Farm is corporate America, but I am a small business owner,” Hemphill said. “So, we want to say that during times of uncertainty, as a small business owner in this community, this (Quotes for Good) is a way for us to help.”
Hemphill has posted the “Quotes for Good” on his agency’s Facebook page, placed an advertisement in farragutpress and posted it on the Farragut West Knox Chamber newsletter.
“For anyone who requests a quote on auto, home, renters, boat, life insurance or disability insurance, we will donate $20 to the business of their choice,” he said.
He launched Quotes for Good on April 1.
“We’re getting a lot of good response,” Hemphill said. “We’ve been able to start making donations to some small businesses on people that are calling it in or seeing (the advertisements).”
“This community definitely means a lot to my team and my family in how they continue to support us,” he added. “We wanted to find a way to give back, and right now is a prime time to be giving back.
“We want to continue to support them.”
He decided to hold the Quotes for Good campaign because “there’re a lot of folks out there that we could benefit.”
To request a quote, call the agency’s main office in Farragut, 865-675-3999, or its Powell office, 865-512-7542, or send an e-mail to Hemphill directly at email@example.com
While in our homes, “We’re not working together — everyone is remote — but we’re still blessed to wake up every day and be able to do our job for the client,”
Hemphill said. “Every dollar that comes into Josh Hemphill State Farm is helping this community — if it’s local supplies we’re purchasing, if it is food costs, whatever, it goes back into the Farragut community — so this is just another way to help people during a time of need.”
As a company, State Farm is sending out dividend checks to all of its policyholders.
“It is a $2 billion dividend return to our policyholders across the country, the largest dividend return in State Farm’s history,” Hemphill added. “We’re really trying to help clients out right now.”