TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T is recognizing 215 Florida employees who are being honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for giving their time to transform their communities for the better.
The PVSA, the nation's premier volunteer awards program, gives U.S. Presidential recognition to individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteerism throughout the year. AT&T employees in Florida are among 4,527 AT&T employee awardees nationwide to receive this honor. They logged a minimum of 100 hours in service to others last year, with some employees volunteering more than 500 hours to receive the Gold Award.
"The employees receiving the PVSA award are improving our community through their selfless acts every day – whether it's mentoring students, cleaning up our parks or helping feed those who are hungry," said Joe York, AT&T Florida president. "We would like to congratulate these employees and hope their stories inspire others as much as they inspire us."
Impacting a community can take many forms. Throughout Florida AT&T volunteers have stuffed and donated teddy bears for patients in medical facilities, mentored high school students, provided gifts to children in need, volunteered in animal shelters and supported local veterans among many other AT&T employee volunteer activities across the state.
Over time, these moments of giving can add up to millions of service hours. AT&T employees and retirees have volunteered more than 5.4 million hours in 2015 alone.
PVSA is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light. With a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, PVSA celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world. The award is available on an annual basis and is an honor that every American – from youth to seniors – can participate in and be recognized by our nation's President for being civic leaders.
AT&T has participated in awarding employees with the PVSA since 2012, and the number of honored employees grows each year. To be eligible to receive the award, AT&T submits a record of employees' annual volunteer service hours to be verified and considered eligible for the award.
For more information, visit: www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.
About Community Engagement at AT&T
At AT&T (NYSE: T), Community Engagement means engaging our employees to build healthy, connected, and thriving communities where we live and do business. Employees are focused on three key issues: improving educational outcomes, building sustainable communities and promoting the responsible use of technology. In 2014, AT&T employees and retirees volunteered more than 5.6 million hours of time in community outreach activities worth more than $126 million and pledged more than $36 million for charities of their choice through employee giving.
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