November 2, 2012 | Volunteer Spotlight
Verizon Pledges $1.2 million to Provide Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims
Verizon announces it will pledge up to $1.0 million, matching Customer Text Donations for Sandy Relief Efforts
As part of continuing efforts to support Hurricane Sandy recovery, Verizon Foundation will match $1.0 million being raised for victims through the Verizon Text to Donate program to the American Red Cross to help provide immediate relief to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
To provide additional relief to communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, the Verizon Foundation is also donating $200,000 to nonprofit agencies in New Jersey and New York.
In addition, Verizon is providing a 2:1 match of employee online donations to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.
Through Verizon’s Text to Donate program, Verizon Wireless customers can make $10 donations, for up to $50 to aid in hurricane relief efforts.
For those contributing, text messaging fees will be waived and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the Red Cross. Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills will see their donations on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company’s prepaid services, donations will be taken from customers’ prepaid balances.
Verizon is committed to leveraging its resources and supporting communities in crisis.
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