Allstate pros secure grant for HCCAC

Sixteen Allstate agency owners and licensed sales professionals from the Huntington area recently came together to secure a $16,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit the Huntington County Child Advocacy Center.

The grant will support HCCAC’s mission to promote the prevention and appropriate response to child abuse.

The agency owners and licensed sales professionals earned $1,000 each for HCCAC by helping renovate the organization’s facility. Volunteers helped move items, remove wallpaper, clean, paint and repair the facility. HCCAC will use the $16,000 grant to further its work.

The participants are among thousands of agency owners and licensed sales professionals around the country working to improve communities by volunteering for the causes they care about most.

“As small business owners and community leaders, Allstate agency owners and financial specialists see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing the communities they serve,” says Troy Hawkes, Allstate field senior vice president. “Giving back is core to who we are, which is why we’re proud to volunteer and raise funds to improve the lives of people across Huntington.”

The Huntington County Child Advocacy Center is one of thousands of organizations this year to receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grants secured by agency owners and financial specialists on behalf of the nonprofits where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

Participating Allstate agency owners and licensed sales professionals in the area include Joe Butler, Angola; Emily Gardner, Marion; Jackie Hancock, Marion; Wes Hankey, Angola; Eric Horvath, Decatur; John Jordan, Huntington; Kathy Jordan, Huntington; and Brad Metzger, Wabash.

Also, Eric Miller, Crown Point; Keith Miller, Fort Wayne; Elaine Morris, Chesterton; Wayne Piper, Marion; Jay Raj, Fort Wayne; Justin Sorensen, Muncie; Kyle Taylor, Marion; and Dan Westrick, Fort Wayne.