“Be a Hero for Babies Day” in Blount County raised about $400 for March of Dimes recently and Farmer’s Insurance agent Drew Miles said the local effort was part of a nationwide effort to help the save babies’ lives.
The July 20 event in Blount County was held in conjunction with fundraisers all over the United States. A portion of proceeds from the days receipts at Miles Family 411 Restaurant was donated to March of Dimes.
“It was awesome. Farmer’s Insurance does this fundraiser across the country,” said Drew Miles. “It was national ‘Be a Hero for Babies Day.’ They raise millions of dollars every year.”
The agent said Farmer’s Insurance and Kmart are the two largest national sponsors for March of Dimes. “We have a great relationship with March of Dimes, and we have been doing ‘Be a Hero for Babies Day’ for about six years,” he said.
Drew Miles said about 100 people were served and about $400 was raised in total for Blount County. He said he and Miles Family 411 Restaurant owner Tim Miles are cousins, and they like to help one another out and be active in the community. “We got together when we started our businesses to pull each other along and get out in the community,” he said. “In my opinion charity starts with family, and we’ve always stuck to that.”
Drew Miles said he is motivated to help March of Dimes because it is a charity that helps babies. “It goes beyond your own thoughts for yourself to your child. That would be my biggest motivation,” he said. “If something goes wrong, March of Dimes can step up and hit a home run for you.”