The Allstate Corp. joined the outpouring of private contributions offered throughout the United States to help bring relief to the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami by raising more than $1.5 million, including employee and agency donations as well as company-matched contributions.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of working at Allstate is to see the way our employees and agencies help others in a time of crisis. I know it is what we do as a business, but it’s more than a business for Allstaters,” explained Edward Liddy, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, The Allstate Corp. “I am proud of the generosity of our employees and agencies. Together, our employees, agencies and Allstate made a sizable contribution of $1.5 million to the International Response Fund for tsunami relief.”
On Jan. 5, Allstate notified its nearly 40,000-employee base and its 13,600 agency owners that the company would match donations dollar-for-dollar with no upward limit for a 30-day time period. Allstate employees and agencies responded by making personal contributions to the relief effort through a secure Web site the American Red Cross created for Allstate.
These charitable donations collected by Allstate will provide relief and long-term support for the devastated parts of South Asia and Southern India through personnel, financial assistance and supplies, such as tents, blankets and hygiene kits to those in need.
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