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Weathering the storm through mentorship and climate resiliency education

The Allstate Foundation brings disaster preparedness to youth in New Orleans after Hurricane Ida. Watch how Allstate volunteers joined Son of a Saint to help make a difference for these mentees and their families.

May 20, 2023

New Orleans is no stranger to hurricanes.

Since 2020, four hurricanes have ravaged the area, leaving residents in constant worry for the next big storm.

The Allstate Foundation partnered with Son of a Saint, a local nonprofit that provides fatherless boys with opportunities for mentorship, volunteerism and education, to help teens learn about disaster preparedness, and prepare for the next storm.

We try to be there so people can quickly get back on their feet, go about living their hopes and dreams, and do the things that help their families thrive.

Francie Richards
Vice President of Social Impact and The Allstate Foundation


Local Allstate agents volunteered at workshops with the boys and their guardians to give them hands-on tools to help them feel less vulnerable and more prepared for climate disasters. They built disaster preparedness kits together and went over emergency escape plans.

Ready for action

The Allstate Foundation's work — along with Allstate volunteers — empowers people and communities so they can thrive. Our youth empowerment program educates and prepares young people to succeed through meaningful service – so they can become changemakers in their communities, and the world.

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