Allegheny Insurance’s commitment to community involvement and the Philippi Public Library has earned the organization a $1,000 boost.

The Allstate Foundation is an organization supported by Encompass Insurance, a trusted carrier that shares Allegheny’s dedication to supporting local causes. Through this partnership and at the recommendation of Allegheny Insurance President, James W. Wallace and Personal Lines CSA Kevin Lambert, a Helping Hands Grant has been awarded to the Philippi Public Library.

The Helping Hands Grant recognizes personal community involvement and awards $1,000 and $500 grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations. As a result of this Allstate Foundation award, the Philippi Public Library can now enhance their children’s early literacy and summer programs. Grant funds will be used to purchase books, materials, and incentives for summer reading. Allegheny Insurance’s commitment to the Philippi Public Library dates back to 2012 with the donation of four computers. Internet and digital access has allowed the organization to greatly enhance its services to the Philippi community over the past five years.

Judy Larry, Philippi Public Library Director, thanks Allegheny Insurance and the Allstate Foundation for the award, “We are so excited to receive this $1,000 grant. It will greatly help our children’s programming. We are extremely thankful for the folks at Allegheny Insurance for helping us throughout the year and to receive this honor.”

“As a member of our community, it has been rewarding for our Allegheny Insurance staff to volunteer time and talent with the Philippi Public Library. Volunteering is a natural extension of the commitment Allstate and our organization share to make our community a better place to work and live,” said Wallace.