Allstate agents earn grant for American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seventy-six Allstate exclusive agents, exclusive financial specialists and licensed sales professionals from the greater Washington, D.C., area, including several from the Crossroads Business Journal area, recently came together to volunteer and secure a $45,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant to benefit the American Red Cross National Capital Chapter.

The grant will support the American Red Cross’ mission to quickly respond to a disaster by providing relief to emergency responders, as well as financial assistance to those affected by a disaster.

The disaster preparedness kit distribution was part of a multi-state Allstate Foundation volunteer effort benefitting the American Red Cross in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. In all, more than 8,580 Allstate Foundation starter disaster preparedness kits were distributed and $131,000 was donated to the American Red Cross through Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grants.

Participating Allstate agency owners and licensed sales Professionals from the region include:


• Jason Sengpiehl, Purcellville

• Jennifer Smith, Front Royal

• Jennifer Smith, Winchester


• Nicholas Cathell, Cumberland

• Jerome Holz, Frederick

• Michelle Turner, Frederick

• Jason Williams, Frederick