RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is contributing $25,000 to the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to help restore North Carolina communities following Hurricane Matthew. The contribution is part of the company's $100,000 commitment to providing relief for those affected by the hurricane.
The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund will receive $25,000 to support aid to those in the state where needs are the greatest.
"At AT&T, we are dedicated to keeping people connected through the communication resources which are needed every day and are especially important when disaster strikes," said Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina. "But we are also committed to doing our part to help our friends and neighbors begin to recover and rebuild their lives and communities. So we are glad to help continue the long tradition of North Carolinians coming together to support each other, a tradition that will be remembered long after Hurricane Matthew's flood waters recede."
Customers can also support the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew by sending a text with 'MATTHEW' to 90999 to make a $10 donation.**
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