NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* is donating $20,000 to aid communities following the East Tennessee wildfires. The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Fire Relief Fund and Friends of the Smokies will receive $10,000 each to support aid where needs are the greatest.
"Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are two of Tennessee's great treasures and we want to ensure they have the support they need as Tennesseans work to recover from these devastating wildfires," said Joelle Phillips, President, AT&T Tennessee.
AT&T customers can support American Red Cross disaster relief by sending a text with 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to make a $10 donation.**
Additionally, AT&T has deployed Satellite Cell on Light Trucks (COLT's), emergency communications equipment, portable charging stations and waived data overage charges for those in the affected area. To learn more about AT&T's wildfire response, visit http://about.att.com/inside_connections_blog/tennessee_wildfires.
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