From the Wires
AT&T Makes $1 Million Contribution to Governor Cuomo's Sandy Relief Organization
Builds on AT&T Foundation Grants to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and Local Organizations; Adds to Broad-Based and Growing Restoration and Care Efforts
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 12, 2012 04:20 PM
NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced a $1 million contribution to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's newly formed Empire State Relief Fund, assisting with housing relief following the storm. AT&T's contribution, together with support from several individuals and companies, will support the hardest hit areas across the region and be specifically directed at costs associated with providing long-term housing and rebuilding homes. AT&T has been working with state and city officials around the clock to restore services in affected areas and deployed charging stations to help those without power.
"AT&T thanks New York State and City officials for their leadership during this challenging time," said Marissa Shorenstein, President, AT&T New York. "New Yorkers around the state have been hit hard by Sandy and AT&T has been working closely with our leaders to ensure they have the resources to help all those in need. The Empire State Relief Fund is an important asset in taking the necessary steps to rebuild areas affected by the storm and AT&T is proud to contribute to its efforts."
AT&T recently announced a $1 million contribution to a similar nonprofit organization founded by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
The $2 million contributions to New York and New Jersey build on the AT&T Foundation's $250,000 grant to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund and $225,000 in AT&T Foundation grants to local nonprofits in the Tri-state region:
AT&T's financial support is in addition to AT&T's broad-based storm restoration, relief and recovery efforts, which have included:
Customers who would like to contribute more can text up to five times for a total donation of $50. One hundred percent of any donation will be paid to the customer's designated charity and the customer will be charged for the donation via the customer's monthly AT&T bill.
AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have contributed more than $6 million to American Red Cross and regional affiliates for disaster relief efforts in the past 10 years, providing support for individuals and communities impacted by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters.
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