Allstate Foundation Donates $200,000 to Coronavirus Fund | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

AllState Foundation Donates $200,000 to Coronavirus Fund

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is acting quickly to provide relief for those affected by coronavirus, both now and into the future as we plan for long-term recovery. Thanks to The Allstate Foundation, we’re now able to do even more. The insurance industry giant recently contributed $200,000 to the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund.

“Allstate is a shining example of corporate citizenship and caring,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “They’re going to great lengths to help people all over the country during this crisis, and their donation to our Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund is just one way they’re making a significant impact.”

In addition to The Allstate Foundation’s $5 million commitment to accelerate relief and recovery for domestic violence victims, youth in need, first responders and communities at large across the nation, Allstate recently announced they’ll be refunding over $600 million in insurance premiums due to less driving and fewer accidents during the widespread shelter-at-home orders.

“It’s incredibly inspiring to see people finding ways to take care of each other,” said Elizabeth Brady, Allstate chief marketing, customer and communications officer and trustee of The Allstate Foundation. “For 68 years, The Allstate Foundation has delivered on Allstate’s promise to serve as the Good Hands—especially in a moment of need.”

About the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund will address immediate needs of all North Texans—as well as longer-term challenges that will affect education, income and health outcomes across our community.

 The fund will support current community impact concerns including:

  • Shortage of supplies to meet basic health and safety needs (paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products and potentially food)
  • Extended closures of school, childcare, and after school programs, impacting children’s access to breakfast and lunch programs and parents’ ability to work
  • Immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service, retail and travel industries

In the coming weeks, our organization will continue to work with community leaders, including the Dallas County Health Department, school districts and our service partners to identify resource and service gaps and plan for long-term recovery.