5 Examples of Corporate Disaster Relief

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5 Examples of Corporate Disaster Relief

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 6:30pm

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cable workersBy Alexis Caffrey

Companies do more than provide products for your lifestyle and for your home. They’re out in local and worldwide communities, providing relief from natural disasters that devastate thousands. Here are five examples of companies donating in times of global disaster.

AT&T WAIVES FEES FOLLOWING TYPHOON HAIYAN

In times of disaster, a phone call or text from a loved one can be the greatest relief. AT&T was one of the few phone service providers that made this possible for many. Following Typhoon Haiyan, AT&T customers were able to make calls and texts to the Philippines at no extra cost.

Wireless customers received unlimited texts and calls for almost an entire month, until the end of November. Landline and U-verse customers were given 60 minutes of calling to family and friends in the Philippines.

Hearing the voice of a safe loved one may have been the greatest gift to many AT&T customers this November.

VERIZON GAVE SERVICE, MONEY AND PRODUCTS AFTER HURRICANE SANDY

The Verizon Foundation provided $100,000 to aid businesses in Seaside Heights, NJ. However, the company provided more than just its money for Hurricane Sandy relief. More than 160 employees, including many senior leaders, volunteered their time to clean up and rebuild an elementary school devastated by the storm.

The telco also decided to replace copper wires on Fire Island, NY with its fiber-optic network, Verizon FiOS. In total, more than $6 million was given to rebuilding efforts and relief from the superstorm by Verizon employees, customers and the Verizon foundation.

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