January 17th, 2013 – The Allstate Foundation and local Allstate Agency Owner Chris Manfredi announced today that Greenport Union Free School District has been awarded a $5,000 grant, as part of an effort to rebuild and recover from Sandy. The grant is a part of The Allstate Foundation’s commitment to help local nonprofits in critically affected areas rebuild and meet the increased demand for services in local communities.
The Allstate Foundation established a $1 million fund to support local nonprofit organizations in affected areas that have capacity and capabilities, but need additional resources to help people rebuild their lives. Local community organizations where Allstate agency owners are affiliated were selected or nominated to apply for grants up to $5,000.
“At Allstate, we have compassion to help those in need and ensure the safety and vitality of communities,” said Manfredi. “Thousands of our employees and agency owners are working around the clock to help our customers and communities rebuild from the devastation caused by Sandy. The grant to the Greenport Union Free School District will help our community recover and ensure people can get the essential services they need.”
Allstate and The Allstate Foundation’s response to Sandy is part of a wide-ranging commitment to prepare families for life’s uncertainties. In 2012, The Allstate Foundation partnered with Feeding America to provide more than 1,000,000 meals to the needy and recently launched a partnership with Points of Light to provide emergency planning education for families around the country.