Allstate agent presents two $1,000 grants to Family Promise

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From left: Family Promise Executive Director Lynda Halpern, Jeannie Cunningham, Patrick Cunningham, and Kathleen Cunningham (holding little Lana).

Written by: WHHI-TV Reporter Christy Bollinger
Friday, June 9, 2017

New River Auto Mall Allstate Agent Patrick Cunningham wrote a $2,000 check to Family Promise of Beaufort County this past Wednesday.

The money was given to help Family Promise purchase air mattresses for homeless families with children to use while in transition.

According to Family Promise of Beaufort County, their mission is to provide temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing resources from interfaith and secular communities.

The Cunningham family is volunteers for Family Promise and spoke great things about the program.

“We’re impressed with how much they do for people who are in housing transition in our community,” said Cunningham, who is a licensed agent for Allstate at New River Auto Mall. “We are so pleased to be able to contribute financially through Allstate, in addition to our volunteer hours, to help even more.”

Family Promise opened its doors in 2008 and is one of 202 affiliates in 42 states. It is the only sheltering program in the county that serves homeless families with children.

In response to Cunningham and Allstate’s generous grant, Family Promise’s Executive Director Lynda Halpern said “We are grateful to the Cunningham family for their volunteer work with us, and are pleased to receive this generous funding from the Allstate Foundation.”

The Allstate Foundation supports any cause that Allstate agents care about by providing Helping Hands in the Community grants to nonprofit organizations where the agents volunteer. Grants are in the amount of $500 or $1,000.

A video of the check presentation from Allstate to Family Promise of Beaufort County can be found at this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSw1iKxsPf8

For more information on the Allstate Foundation, visit their website at https://www.allstatefoundation.org. For more information on Family Promise of Beaufort County, visit http://familypromisebeaufortcounty.org/.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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