AT&T Pledges an Additional $1.4 Million to Hurricane Relief
AT&T is donating another $1.4 million to hurricane relief. That includes a $1 million matching donation to Team Rubicon, $150,000 to Telecoms Sans Frontieres, a group that is working to reestablish connectivity for emergency responders and communities in the Caribbean, and $250,000 to local charities in states impacted by Irma. The carrier will work with state officials to direct the $250,000 donation where it can be most beneficial.
AT&T will match each dollar donated to Team Rubicon through the text-to-donate program, no matter which wireless carrier someone uses, up to $1 million. Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. By texting RUBICON to 80077, $10 will be donated by the customer to Team Rubicon (TR), and then matched by AT&T.
These contributions will fund immediate and ongoing support in communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and other cities to be announced in the future. TR’s crisis units consist of skilled volunteers, many of whom are veterans, ready to deploy when disaster strikes and in the ongoing recovery of communities.
“Disasters are not one-day events. AT&T’s support will not only help the communities suffering now, but will also help us deploy in more locations with even more efficiency in the years to come,” said Team Rubicon co-founder and CEO Jake Wood.
In response to Hurricane Harvey, AT&T previously contributed $100,000 to the Greater Houston Community Fund, $100,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund and $50,000 to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation in South Texas.