Allstate and The Allstate Foundation Commit up to $1.2 Million to Help Rebuild Local Communities after Sandy

Allstate and The Allstate Foundation Commit up to $1.2 Million to Help Rebuild
                        Local Communities after Sandy

PR Newswire

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate and The Allstate
Foundation announced today that up to $1.2 million for Sandy relief and
recovery efforts will be available through the creation of a recovery fund and
a company match.

The new fund, supported through a $1 million allocation from The Allstate
Foundation, will support local nonprofit organizations in affected areas that
have capacity and capabilities but need resources to help people rebuild their
lives. The Allstate Foundation will use its national reach into local
communities to identify eligible nonprofit organizations. Local relationships
of Allstate agents will be leveraged with awards made to organizations where
agency owners volunteer. The identified nonprofits will be eligible for
grants up to $5,000. 

"We take a comprehensive approach to helping communities rebuild after
catastrophes," said Thomas J. Wilson, Allstate CEO, chairman and president.
"Thousands of our employees and agency owners are working around the clock in
difficult conditions to help customers find places to live, get clothes to
wear, connect with loved ones and assess their damage. We will continue to
support them as they begin to rebuild their lives." 

In addition to the Foundation-supported fund, Allstate employees and agency
owners are coming together to donate up to $100,000 to the American Red Cross
Disaster Relief Fund. Allstate is providing a dollar-for-dollar match on all
employee and agency owner contributions that will result in up to a $200,000
combined donation.

As a part of an overall commitment to disaster response, The Allstate
Foundation earlier this year partnered with Feeding America to provide more
than 1,000,000 meals and recently launched a partnership with Points of Light
to provide emergency planning education for families around the country.

"We understand insurance alone can't undo the damage, particularly after such
a devastating storm," Wilson continued. "We have a history of addressing the
broader impacts by proactively engaging nonprofit partners with local Allstate
agencies after major disasters such as Hurricane Katrina or Sandy. This is
what makes us proud to be a part of Allstate."

About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable
organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:
ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country,
The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of
Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's
well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building
financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate
Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and
diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit

SOURCE Allstate

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