AT&T Supports Louisiana Storm Relief Efforts With $25,000 Contribution

Launches Text Donation Campaign To Benefit American Red Cross

AT&T Text-to-Donate Option Provides Additional Ways to Support Relief, Recovery

Mar 18, 2016, 11:00 ET from AT&T

BATON ROUGE, La., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  As part of AT&T's* ongoing efforts to help those affected by recent flooding throughout Louisiana, AT&T made a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross to assist its relief and recovery efforts in the region.

"Our thoughts go out to those impacted by the recent storms that caused unprecedented flooding. I want to commend the Red Cross for its continued support and assistance as well as recognize the quick action of our community leaders and lawmakers to help local residents get the resources they need to begin the recovery and restoration process," said Sonia Perez, AT&T Louisiana President. "At AT&T, we are committed to working with local authorities, the Red Cross and other community partners as we continue to deal with the aftereffects of these storms."

AT&T is continuously monitoring its Louisiana networks, helping identify and resolve issues so customers are able to seamlessly connect for support and information during their time of need.

"Even as we see tremendous suffering during this time of tragedy, we also see shining examples of kindness and generosity as people reach out to support others," said Governor John Bel Edwards.  "We appreciate the support of all the organizations and individuals who are helping us make a difference in the lives of those recovering from the heartbreaking devastation." 

Those wishing to support recovery efforts in Louisiana can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation**. Wireless customers will see the donation charged to their monthly bill.

"American Red Cross disaster workers have been helping people affected by these storms for over a week and will continue to help them as long as needed," said Kay W. Wilkins, chief executive for the Red Cross in Louisiana. "We thank AT&T for its ongoing generosity and for this contribution, which helps us provide help and hope to our neighbors who have lost their homes, belongings and security in the floodwaters."

*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.

** Wireless customers who donate to the Red Cross via text will see the donation charged on their monthly bill. No text message fees apply. AT&T employees should text from non-COU devices.

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