AT&T Contribution to Aid Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund in Disaster Relief Efforts
Contribution helps support response and recovery in aftermath of deadly East Alabama tornadoes
AT&T is contributing $50,000 to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund (GERF), which was created after Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina and continues today to support unmet needs for individuals and families recovering from severe weather and natural disasters in Alabama. This contribution will enable GERF to enhance its support in responding to the catastrophic destruction left in the wake of the March 3, 2019 tornadoes.
“Even as we see tremendous suffering in the aftermath of this week’s deadly tornadoes, we also see shining examples of commitment and care. This is a time for the entire nation to rally behind the good people of Alabama,” Governor Ivey said. “I appreciate AT&T for immediately mobilizing their employees and their resources to offer support to our citizens, first responders and communities. Together, we will bring Lee County back to its feet!”
"With disasters, communities need both immediate response and sustained recovery,” said Wayne Hutchens, president of AT&T Alabama. “As Alabama comes together, we applaud Governor Ivey’s leadership and are proud to support the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, offering assistance to those recovering from this week’s tornadoes. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected.”
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AT&T continues to work closely with federal, state and local leaders as well as community organizations such as the United Ways of Alabama and Red Cross to respond to needs.