AT&T Provides Assistance to Communities Affected by Tornadoes

AT&T Provides Assistance to Communities Affected by Tornadoes

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:05am


By Amanda Chiampi, Director of Citizenship & Sustainability, Southwest Region

Last weekend a series of tornados wreaked havoc on communities in the Southeast and Midwest, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected at this difficult time. While we can never truly replace that which has been lost, we at AT&T are doing what we can to help the victims of these storms move forward.

To assist with the relief and recovery efforts, AT&T is making a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross. The funds will be used by Red Cross disaster workers to provide food, shelter, emotional assistance and basic supplies to individuals and families affected by recent storms and tornadoes. We’re also encouraging our customers who want to help to text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10. The donation will be charged to their monthly AT&T bill. 100% of all donations will benefit the American Red Cross’ relief efforts.

We’ve also deployed our technology resources to keep communities connected during this difficult time. In Central Arkansas, for example, AT&T has set up a Cell on Wheels (COW) tower, charging stations and generators to support those in need.

Additionally, we’ve begun to organize our largest asset, our employees. AT&T employees located in the affected areas have mobilized to assist in relief and recovery efforts. One team of volunteers is currently carrying cases of water to storm victims stranded by roads covered in debris as they search for personal items in the rubble. In response to past disasters, our employees have organized relief drives, fundraisers and helped with cleanup efforts. Together with relief organizations, our people and resources help make a difference and provide critical support to those in need. When disaster strikes, AT&T is ready to provide meaningful humanitarian assistance to those impacted, first responders and communities.