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City of Colorado Springs / Fire / News

The Allstate Foundation Awards $30,000 Grant to Fire Department
Monday, October 13, 2014


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, October 8, 2014 – The Allstate Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to the Colorado Springs Fire Department for Wildfire Mitigation.

For over 60 years, The Allstate Foundation has used the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity.  The Colorado Springs Fire Department has been included as a partner in building safer neighborhoods and stronger communities.

Grant funding will be used to reduce wildfire risk by providing residential cost shares for wildfire mitigation work around at least 60 homes located in select neighborhoods within Colorado Springs’ Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).  Wildfire mitigation work consists of removal of dead fuels, thinning of existing fuels, and removal of volatile fuels within 30 feet of the home, while selecting for fire resistant plant species.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department, in cooperation with The Allstate Foundation, will be presenting specific details regarding the grant process for the affected neighborhoods later this month.

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. With a focus on teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. Over the last 60 years, the Foundation has contributed nearly $300 million to organizations and projects in communities throughout the nation. For more information, visit www.allstatefoundation.org.