Values in action: AT&T California retail teams respond as wildfires rage
Chanin and some AT&T colleagues were volunteering at a shelter for victims of the Redding fire when Gary Baldwin walked in.
Gary had no clothes or belongings with him, and none of the donated items were his size. So Chanin and Princeton knew they had to help. They ran to Walmart and bought new shoes, shirts, shorts, socks and underwear for Gary, spending over $100 out of their own pockets.
Later, they learned that Gary's elderly neighbor and her 2 great-grandchildren died in the blaze as the fire swept across their home. Gary said the woman was like a second mother to him.
"No one should ever have to go through something like this," he said. "I can't thank Chanin and Princeton enough for their kindness. They definitely went above and beyond. Chanin was a breath of fresh air."
RELATED: AT&T offered credits for unlimited data, calls and texts to help customers affected by California wildfires. To learn more about AT&T's ongoing disaster relief efforts, visit the Disaster Relief news website.