BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is donating $100,000 to two organizations to help restore Louisiana following the recent floods. The contribution will be divided between the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and DonorsChoose.org.
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.
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