Allstate, Red Cross offer Natural Disaster Preparedness Kits

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Name: Allstate, Red Cross offer Natural Disaster Preparedness Kits
Description: Community members are invited to visit participating Allstate agencies to receive free Allstate Foundation disaster preparedness kits and local information from the American Red Cross.
Venue: Selected Allstate offices
Address: See link above
Dates: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 12:00 AM - Friday, August 17, 2018, 12:00 AM
Website: https://conta.cc/2Me43Wz

Community members are invited to visit participating Allstate agencies to receive free Allstate Foundation disaster preparedness kits and local information from the American Red Cross.

WHAT: Disasters affect nearly one million people each year, yet 85 percent of Americans are unprepared for one. As the peak of the active Atlantic hurricane season arrives, Allstate agency owners will help raise awareness about the importance of being prepared and ensure local families are prepared if a disaster strikes. From August 11 through August 17, community members are invited to stop by one of 79 Allstate agency owners’ offices (listed below) throughout Virginia and Maryland to pick up a free Allstate Foundation starter disaster preparedness kit, while supplies last. The kits include a first aid kit, an emergency blanket, and a flashlight, among other essential items, including local resources from the American Red Cross to help prepare.

These efforts are part of a multi-regional effort in coordination with Allstate agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. states from Coastal Virginia and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Washington, D.C. through Philadelphia, New York, and up to Hartford.

WHEN: The public can pick up their free disaster preparedness kits at local Allstate agencies beginning August 11, while supplies last.

Details on Allstate Foundation preparedness kit pick-up locations throughout Virginia and Maryland are available at the following links:

Fairfax, Arlington, Metro DC and state-wide Virgina: https://conta.cc/2Me43Wz

Baltimore and Eastern Shore Maryland: https://conta.cc/2n4F50P

Through their volunteer efforts, Allstate agency owners can earn an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grant for the American Red Cross National Capital and the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. The grant will help strengthen the organization’s ability to deliver critical emergency relief to families in need. Each year, thousands of organizations receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grants secured by Allstate volunteers for the nonprofits where they volunteer. The grants empower organizations addressing youth empowerment, domestic violence, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

 

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