“My family would likely be on the streets. You have literally saved my family and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. KBP Cares is truly a lifesaving program. I want to especially express my gratitude to all the KBP employees who “choose” to contribute to KBP Cares.”
My name is Jim Hinds. I am a Managing Partner with KBP Foods and I wanted to share my story of how KBP Cares literally saved my family during an unexpected medical emergency. First let me say that my wife and I have 2 children, a 2.5-yr-old and an 8.5-yr-old. We both work, we are very responsible with our money and budgeting. We have always lived within our means, we have had emergency savings and all the insurances you’re supposed to have to protect yourself. When situations like these come up. Let me tell you- It’s NOT ENOUGH.
I was at work one day and all of a sudden, I passed out. No warning! No reason! One minute I’m coming out of the freezer, next minute I’m looking up at my crew looking down at me. I was confused and disoriented. After about a half hour of gathering myself, I went to the hospital. They immediately admitted me and the flurry of tests began. After a week of the testing, there was no apparent reason for what happened. All they could say was that my heart had a weak function, but no reason why. So for the next 7 weeks, I had to go for more tests and, of course, they wouldn’t let me work, drive or do much of anything else. Then at week 8, they said my heart had strengthened enough to go back to work. GREAT!! Well, I was put in a lower volume store which lowered my pay and all of the sudden I found myself unable to pay bills. Basic bills like the house payment and electric bill. Car payments were past due and we didn’t know what to do. My wife and I were losing sleep but doing our best to shield it from our kids. My Area Coach convinced me to apply for a grant through KBP Cares and I reluctantly did so. I was immediately contacted by our KBP Cares Advocate and the process began. The application was easy. She was so compassionate. And a week later I received enough money to pay all the back bills and now have the ability to keep them current. All thanks to this wonderful program. Without y’all this would not be possible! My family would likely be on the streets. You have literally saved my family and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. KBP Cares is truly a lifesaving program. I want to especially express my gratitude to all the KBP employees who “choose” to contribute to KBP Cares.