Florence-Darlington Technical College Church Security Project Wins Grant From Allstate

Florence-Darlington Technical College's Criminal Justice Church Security Project recently received a shot in the arm thanks to the Allstate Insurance Foundation's, "Agency Hands in the Community" program.

Florence Allstate Agent Ben Stephens presented a check for $500 to Tech Criminal Justice Department Head Phil Purpura.  Allstate agents are recognized for commitment to community service with a grant to the charitable organization the agent supports.

"Helping the College's church security project is great way to give back to the community I serve and another way to make a difference in my neighbors' lives," said Stephens.  Agent Stephens and Allstate have supported the College's Church Security Project since it's founding in 1996 during a rash of church fires and burglaries.

Purpura and his students use the Allstate grant to conduct church security surveys and provide parishioners with safety and security equipment.  Purpura said, "We are proud to be partners with Allstate and Agent Stephens to ensure the safety of our houses of worship."

Ben Stephens presents FPhil Purpura with a $500 grant for the College's Church Security Project.
Allstate Agent Ben Stephens, left, presents Florence-Darlington Technical College Criminal Justice Instructor Phil Purpura with a $500 grant for the College's Church Security Project.

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