This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Verizon Donates $50,000 To American Red Cross Disaster Relief

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to providing on-the-ground support to Arkansans and communities affected by tornadoes that devastated the state on April 27, Verizon has expanded its support by donating $50,000 to the Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross. Additionally, the company is currently matching employee donations of $25 to $1,000 with a 1-to-1 match. 

"Verizon employees have been working alongside us in these affected communities from the moment the storms passed and their presence has certainly helped support families, first responders and businesses during this emergency," said Candace Carey, chief executive officer for the American Red Cross in Arkansas. "This generous donation helps us continue to provide Arkansans with the critical support they need after this disaster."

Verizon Wireless: Working on the Ground in Affected Communities

Monday, Verizon deployed numerous disaster response teams to affected communities, providing on-site emergency phones, charging stations and free internet access to first responders and customers of any wireless carrier. The company also added capacity to its network to allow for the increased wireless traffic that occurs during and after an emergency. By Tuesday morning it had expanded its disaster relief efforts in the multiple communities by increasing the number of disaster response units and placing them in affected neighborhoods to more conveniently serve families who needed support. 

Waiving Overages Charges This Month

Verizon announced Monday that it is waiving overage charges for voice, data and text use for the entire month of May for customers in the impacted areas around Mayflower and Vilonia (ZIP codes 72034, 72032, 72106 and 72173).

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this horrific storm," said Kristi Crum, president of Verizon Wireless in Arkansas. "Communication is critical during an emergency and we take great pride in providing first responders and the community with the nation's most reliable wireless network, which kept them connected during this disaster and continues to help them in the recovery process."

Verizon Wireless customers can make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999. Text messaging fees will be waived and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the Red Cross. Verizon Wireless customers who receive monthly bills will see their donations on their next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company's prepaid services, donations will be deducted from their prepaid balances.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE and 3G networks. As the largest wireless company in the U.S., Verizon Wireless serves 102.8 million retail customers, including 96.8 million retail postpaid customers. Verizon Wireless is wholly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.  For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,122.01 +15.31 0.09%
S&P 500 2,000.12 +0.10 0.00%
NASDAQ 4,569.6210 -1.0160 -0.02%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs