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Verizon Foundation Donates $1 Million In Support Of Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) to donate $1 million for immediate relief efforts across communities in Louisiana and Texas impacted by Hurricane Laura. The funds to be distributed equally between the American Red Cross and the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, for emergency response and recovery.

Verizon customers can donate for the cause to American Red Cross to assist the relief efforts by texting LAURA to 90999 and $10 will be added to their Verizon Wireless bill and donated to American Red Cross after confirmation of the billing zip code.

Hans Vestberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon stated,  “Verizon stands ready to support first responders, our customers, and employees impacted by this catastrophic hurricane,” “We will continue to partner with disaster relief organizations to provide resources and care for the people in our society who are the most vulnerable.”

“The Red Cross is proud to count Verizon as a partner as we work together to provide people throughout the Gulf Coast impacted by Hurricane Laura with much-needed support, food and shelter, as well as add additional safety precautions to keep people safe during this pandemic,” stated Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross.

Verizon is providing unlimited calling, texting, and data to consumers and small business customers in the following counties from Thursday, August 27 through September 1.

  • Texas: Angelina, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby
  • Louisiana: De Soto, Natchitoches, Red River, and Sabine.

Verizon has also deployed its response team in the hurricane-hit areas working all around and coordinating with first responders. The company is mobilizing charging stations, devices, special equipment, emergency vehicles to assist state, federal, and local agencies in the impacted areas.

Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is a worldwide leader in delivering communications and technology solutions that improve the lives of its customers. To learn more about Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ), and to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Verizon Communications Inc. Coverage Page.

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(Read Original Story: Verizon Foundation commits $1 million to Hurricane Laura relief efforts in GlobeNewswire)


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