Agent recognized for volunteerism

TROY — Allstate agency owner Patty Rose recently earned two $1,000 grants to support Blue Star Mothers of America and Veterans Museum of the Miami Valley.

A longtime volunteer with the organization, Rose joins thousands of Allstate agency owners around the country who support important social causes, such as promoting safe driving habits among teen drivers; raising money for domestic violence programs; and supporting programs that provide youth with team building, conflict resolution and leadership skills.

“As a small business owner, I see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing our area,” Rose said. “Giving back to my local community is tremendously rewarding and gives me a sense of purpose. I believe that when we help others, our communities are stronger and healthier, which is why I’m proud to support their work. ”

Rose is located at 220 W Main St. in Troy and can be reached at (937) 332-6942.

These organizations are some of 3,500 organizations this year that will receive The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the community grants secured by agency owners on behalf of organizations for which they volunteer. The grants support nonprofits focused on teen safe driving, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes. This year, the foundation will grant up to $7.5 million to nonprofits across the country.

In the past 20 years, Allstate employees, agency owners and their staffs have donated more than $368 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours to charitable causes. Sixty three percent of Allstate employees participated in the company’s Bring Out the Good Month 2016 workplace giving program, which raised more than $7.1 million in contributions. More than 8,800 nonprofit organizations benefited from this fundraising effort.