Verizon Foundation supporting local storm relief
As part of continuing efforts to support Hurricane Sandy recovery, Verizon today announced it would match customer
American Red Cross
relief efforts up to
one million dollars
. Customers can make a
donation by texting REDCROSS to 90999. Those who would like to give more can donate up to
via text. The Verizon matching funds come from the
, the philanthropic arm of Verizon.
"In addition to helping people stay in touch in the aftermath of this storm, our technology also makes it easy to donate funds that will be used to assist communities and individuals in their recovery efforts," said
, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless. "Verizon's matching contributions for texted donations is part of our longstanding commitment to the communities where we work and live."
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.
* (Customers in CT, DE, MD, MA, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA or VT may be eligible.)
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Basking Ridge, N.J.
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