October 31, 2012 | Volunteer Spotlight
Disaster Relief Incentive Program Activated for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
The Verizon Foundation has mobilized its resources to support communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and activated its Disaster Relief Incentive Program.
The Verizon Foundation, Verizon’s philanthropic arm, has mobilized its resources to support communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and activated its Disaster Relief Incentive Program.
The Verizon Foundation enhanced its Disaster Incentive Program and will provide 2:1 match on employee donations of $25 or more to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Under the program, the foundation will double employee donations of up to $1K per employee, so a donation of $1K by an employee would amount to a $2K donation by the Verizon Foundation for total of $3K to their designated agency.
In addition, Verizon Wireless has implemented a mobile giving program for customers wanting to contribute to the relief efforts by making $10 donations to the American Red Cross via text messaging. Donating is easy — simply text a specific word to the organization’s designated short code.
- Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999
- STORM to 80888 to give to the Salvation Army
- HUMANE to 80888 for the American Humane Association
- UWHC to 52000 to the United Way of Hudson County, N.J.
Verizon Wireless waives text-messaging fees for disaster relief donations, and 100 percent of each donation goes to the relief organization. For Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills, their donations will appear on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company’s prepaid services, the donations will be taken from their prepaid balance. Donations made via text are not match by the Verizon Foundation’s Disaster Relief Incentive Program.
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