April 29, 201 Contact Information:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sawyer Coffey, Communications Director
ALLSTATE AGENCY HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY GRANTS COME HOME TO KENTUCKY
Three Kentucky Organizations Recognized for Local Volunteerism by Agency Owners
Northbrook, Illinois— Three Kentucky community and non-profit organizations are receiving $500 grants from The Allstate Foundation and their Agency Hands in the Community program.
Allstate is granting $500 each to the United Way of Kentucky, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Louisville American Red Cross. In 2015, Allstate Agency Hands in the Community is presenting $903,500 to 1,807organizations.
Allstate Agency Hands in the Community is recognizing United Way of Kentucky for the admin support of their Financial Stability Program, Shriners Hospitals for Children® for donating gift baskets to family members staying overnight, and the American Red Cross of Louisville chapter for disaster relief.
Allstate Foundation created Agency Hands in the Community in 2003 to annually honor agency owners and financial professionals for their community volunteerism and monetary support. The Allstate agency owners volunteer their time to act as mentors, program partners and leaders to community and local organizations across the U.S.
“Our Kentucky agency owners have shown a great deal of dedication to local organizations, says Allstate Protection president Tom Wilson, “We are proud to support our members who constantly demonstrate our mission to have a strong community presence.”
For more information, please contact Sawyer Coffey at (502-320-8886) or by email at email@example.com.
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by The Allstate Corporation. Allstate and The Allstate Foundation sponsor community initiatives to promote “safe and vital communities”; “tolerance, inclusion, and diversity”; and “economic empowerment”. The Allstate Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in helping America’s families achieve their American dream.
Since 1984, United Way of Kentucky has been serving local communities by assisting local United Ways in Kentucky to build healthier and more caring communities. It is currently supported by 21 local United Ways which help Kentuckians build stronger, healthier, and safer communities across 88 counties. United Way of Kentucky is a 501(c)(3) health and human service organization governed by a statewide volunteer board of directors.
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care network of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis is co-listed by US News and World Report as one of America’s Top 10 pediatric orthopaedic hospitals, with its partners, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.