AT&T donates $70K to Volunteer Florida’s Hurricane Sally relief efforts


AT&T on Monday announced $170,000 in donations to help in the post-Hurricane Sally recovery effort, including $70,000 to Volunteer Florida.

Volunteer Florida, officially recognized as the Florida Commission on Community Service, serves as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters.

“We want to thank AT&T for their generous donation to the Florida Disaster Fund which will help communities respond and recover from Hurricane Sally,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram. “Together, we can help Northwest Florida rebuild and recover.”

AT&T Florida President Joe York added, “As our teams are working alongside their neighbors in the panhandle to restore their communities, we are proud to support organizations that are dedicated to helping support our first responders and helping our friends and families as they get back on their feet after the devastation of Hurricane Sally.”

AT&T also announced a $100,000 contribution to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund in Alabama, which also suffered damage from Hurricane Sally.

“Even as we see tremendous suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, we also see shining examples of commitment and care. This is a time for the entire state to rally behind the good people of South Alabama,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a news release.

“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 Alabama’s Gulf Coast back to its feet.”

AT&T has also activated its “Text to Give” feature, which allows customers who can text HURRICANES to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sally in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

Outside of its charitable efforts, the AT&T Network Disaster Recovery team is working alongside first responders and local leaders in impacted communities to deploy assets as needed to help maintain continued connectivity.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


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