An Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant for $1,000 has been approved for the Fort Adams Trust. The Allstate Foundation is proud to honor the community service of Fort Adams Trust board member and Middletown Allstate agency owner Michael Kehew. For more than 60 years, The Allstate Foundation has been bringing out the good in millions of lives.  The grant is intended to benefit the Trust as operating support and program funding.

Allstate remarked, “Thank you to Allstate volunteer, Michael Kehew for being a positive force for change in our community. Michael Kehew gave his time and enabled the Fort Adams Trust to receive an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Helping Hands in the Community grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to bring out the good in their communities.”

“It is people like Mike Kehew that make the board at Fort Adams so successful in managing and maintaining the properties,” stated Dave Martland, president of the Fort Adams Trust.  “Mike’s volunteerism is tireless and we appreciate his submission of the fort for the Helping Hands grant,” he added.

About the Fort Adams Trust:
The Fort Adams Trust is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit responsible for preservation, programming, and promoting the National Historic Landmarks in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Over 100,000 people tour the Fort and attend events in the Park annually. The Trust accepts donations to support its preservation and programming missions. www.FortAdams.org

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).