Allstate Veterans Drive


In recognition of Veterans Day this year, our agency is participating in an Allstate Helping Hands in the Community group grant for Veterans! This is specifically benefiting the local VA Hospitals and the USO Northwest.

There are currently 650,000 men, women and children in our region that receive services from USO Northwest annually. The USO Northwest provides support to those who need it the most including military deploying overseas and returning home, military families, wounded vets and their families and families of the fallen.

To help out, Allstate and our agency is hosting a VA Hospital Supply Drive and donating $1,000 to USO Northwest! We also need your help. Starting Monday, our office will be collecting supplies for our local VA Hospital and Veterans that are in desperate need of the following items:

  • New Socks
  • Phone Cards
  • Gently used magazines and paperback books
  • Coffee
  • Wrapped snacks

When: THIS WEEK!  November 6-10, 2017

Where: You can place your items in our donation box in our agency office! We’re open between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

We will be dropping off the donations the following week so we appreciate your support!


Matt Elwood

Matt Elwood grew up in Port Angeles, graduating from the high school before moving south to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. While earning his Business Administration he secured an internship at Northwestern Mutual and started his financial career. After graduating from Pepperdine, Matt built a successful Insurance practice in Los Angeles while earning his investment licenses. After a decade of being away from family, Matt decided to move back to Port Angeles and purchase his mother’s Agency. The Helen Elwood Insurance Agency has been an established Allstate agency in Port Angeles for many years. Matt purchased the business in January 2011 and renamed it Elwood Benefits. Matt is focused on growing the business which leaves him little time for anything else. When he does take a break you’ll find him enjoying his family or out on the golf course.


Allstate Donates $1,000 to Nor'Wester Rotary

 Left to Right:  Andy Callis, President of Nor'Wester Rotary, Matt Elwood, owner of Allstate Insurance and Helen Arnold, Nor'Wester Rotarian.

Left to Right:  Andy Callis, President of Nor'Wester Rotary, Matt Elwood, owner of Allstate Insurance and Helen Arnold, Nor'Wester Rotarian.

I would like to recognize my mom, Helen, for her volunteer efforts with Nor’Wester Rotary for nearly 17 years now!

Allstate has also recognized her with a $1,000 Helping Hands in the Community grant from the Allstate Foundation. The Allstate Foundation offers these grants to charitable, social or humanitarian organizations where the Allstate agency owner or employee volunteers.

I submitted the application a while back in honor of Helen’s efforts as a community leader and her community involvement. Allstate recently sent the Rotary Foundation a check for $1,000 to benefit the organization as operating support or program funding.

Clallam County Home Show 2016!

Come see us at the Clallam County Home Show located at the Port Angeles High School Gymnasium on March 12th and 13th from 9:30 am to 4 pm. 

We will be located in booth 202 in the Roughrider Gym!

Our agency is very excited about taking part in this amazing community event. We look forward to meeting new people, engaging with our current customers and answering questions. 

Come by and see us and enter one of our drawings!