Baton Rouge Area Foundation will receive $50,000 towards its Louisiana Flood Relief Fund. This supports aid to those in the Baton Rouge region where needs are the greatest. DonorsChoose.org will also receive a $50,000 contribution to help restore K-12 schools impacted by the flooding.
"As partners in the growth and sustainability of our communities, it is crucial that we extend a hand in anticipation of the long road ahead in our recovery," said Sonia Perez, president of AT&T Louisiana. "As Louisiana comes together, we applaud the Governor's leadership, and today, we commit a total of $100,000 to support the ongoing efforts of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to assist Louisianans who have been impacted by this historic flooding and to DonorsChoose.org as they support the students and teachers in our area schools that were impacted by the flooding."
AT&T wireless customers can text "RELIEF" to 80077 to donate $10 to Baton Rouge Area Foundation Louisiana Flood Relief Fund. This money will support those affected and the most urgent local needs as the community is restored. No text message fees apply. Your $10 donation will appear on your wireless bill or be deducted from your prepaid balance.
"We are grateful to all the people and businesses who have donated to the Flood Relief Fund," said John G. Davies, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. "A flood of this size required an extraordinary amount of resources, so we appreciate AT&T not only donating $50,000 right away but reaching out through its technology to millions of more people who can easily provide additional relief to our people in Louisiana. On behalf of the victims, let me thank you."
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About The Baton Rouge Area Foundation
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation established the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund earlier this year to help people after spring flooding in North Louisiana. It was opened with a $100,000 gift from the Foundation's assets. The Foundation began promoting the Fund again after South Louisiana was flooded last week. Since then, the people have responded, sending thousands of donations through an online platform. To learn more, visit BRAF.org.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.
Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.
© 2016 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T's signature philanthropic initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring. Through Aspire, we've passed the $250 million mark on our plan to invest $350 million in education from 2008-2017.
Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120612/DA23287LOGO
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/100000-att-donation-aids-louisianans-impacted-by-floods-300316069.html
SOURCE AT&T Inc.