Allstate offers disaster preparedness kits, relief funds to Northwest communities

Allstate offers disaster preparedness kits, relief funds to Northwest communities | Insurance Business

Allstate offers disaster preparedness kits, relief funds to Northwest communities

In response to the calamities that have recently beset the Northwest region, Allstate is providing cities with disaster preparedness kits.

Following last year’s wildfire season and severe weather events as of late, more than 200 participating Allstate agencies in 100 cities across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are giving away preparedness kits to local communities, from April 15 to 19.

Together with the Allstate Foundation, participating agents will also donate $200,000 to the American Red Cross chapters in the Northwest to aid relief efforts.

“Even though it might be the last thing on your mind, a natural disaster can strike anywhere at any time,” Allstate representative Frank Clouser said in a statement.

Clouser added that about 85% of people are not prepared for a disaster. Local Allstate agents are doing what they can to help their neighbors be more prepared for such occasions.

Citing data from the Insurance Information Institute, Allstate said that Washington, Oregon, and Idaho all make the list of top 10 “Most Wildfire Prone States.” Together, the three states have 474,000 households at high or extreme risk from wildfires.

“With wildfire season on the horizon and never knowing when a disaster might strike, building a kit is a great place to start on the path to preparedness,” Clouser remarked.

Residents in the area are invited to stop by any participating Allstate agency to pick up their free disaster kit, while supplies last.