Last weekend a series of tornadoes 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 financial contribution to relief and recovery efforts 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 percent of all donations will benefit the American Red Cross’ relief efforts.

Together with relief organizations, our people and resources help make a difference and provide critical support to those in need. 

We’ve also deployed our technology resources to keep communities connected during this difficult time. In Central Arkansas, for example, AT&T 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.

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About the Author

Amanda Chiampi

Director of Citizenship & Sustainability, Southwest Region

Chiampi

Amanda Chiampi is AT&T’s Director of Sustainability for the Western United States and is based in Austin, Texas.

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