DALLAS, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Texas and Oklahoma have experienced destructive tornadoes and record setting rainfall that has led to flooding, many deaths and missing Texans and Oklahomans. AT&T today announced a $150,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of its disaster relief and storm recovery efforts across affected communities in both states.
"While we can never truly replace what is lost, we at AT&T Texas are working to help these communities pick themselves up and move forward. We understand how critical communication and information are during and after a natural disaster, so we are also continuing to monitor our networks to keep customers connected and minimize service disruptions," said David Nichols, president, AT&T Texas.
"It is times like these that test our resolve, resiliency and strength as individuals and as a community. Oklahomans come through for each other in times of need. And with your help, this time will be no different," said Steve Hahn, president, AT&T Oklahoma. "We know that staying connected during severe weather events is critically important to consumers, businesses and our emergency management officials, which is why our teams have been working tirelessly - monitoring and reinforcing our network."
AT&T is also launching a text-to-give donation program benefiting the Red Cross disaster relief efforts.
Those wishing to support recovery efforts in Texas and Oklahoma can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation*.
Donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief can help provide food, water and shelter for those who have had to leave their home. Contributions to the Red Cross will help those hard-hit communities in Oklahoma and Texas as they start to recover, rebuild and get back on their feet.
*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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