Calvin Bishop was offered the Allstate’s Ray Lynch Community Service Award for fostering 12 infants in the last 3 years. Calvin and his wife Cathy, who have four children of their own, have tenderly cared for the babies on behalf of the Mercy Ministries and Catholic Charities of Tennessee until the little ones were adopted into new, loving families for life.
Calvin Bishop’s charitable work is, yet, much more complex. He is a chairman in his church’s building committee, a demanding job which requires between 5 to 10 hours a week of coordinating the Harpeth Christian Church building project. In addition to that, he volunteers at GraceWorks food bank, teaches an eight-week class course addressed at homeowners about the importance of proper budgeting and home insurance and makes constant donations to Habitat for Humanity, another charitable cause close to his heart.
“I am truly honored to receive this award. When I’m serving I’m not just an agent, I’m a human being trying to help another human being,” Bishop said upon receiving the honor.
The award consisted of $5,000 grant provided by Allstate Foundation, which could be offered to a charity of Bishop’s choice. The grant was presented to GraceWorks Ministries in Franklin.
The Ray Lynch Award was established in the memory of Ray Lynch of Fayetteville, N.C, an Allstate agent who created a successful insurance company while servicing his community. After Lynch’s death in 1999, Allstate created this away to honor his life and activity and reward agents who carry on his vision.