Cox Launches "Hurricane Irene: Random Acts of Kindness" Effort on its Facebook Page

We want to obtain stories or photos of heroism and helpfulness by neighbors during and after the storm

Sep 03, 2011, 07:00 ET from Cox Communications

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Sept. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications has launched a "Random Acts of Kindness" effort in Hampton Roads to recognize and highlight residents who are helping their friends and neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

Cox will seek stories and photos through Cox's Facebook, online and other social media channels starting today through Tuesday, September 6th.

As a token of appreciation, Cox will randomly select 10 stories from the "Hurricane Irene: Random Acts of Kindness" effort and will provide them each with special prize packages.

"While we weathered Hurricane Irene well in spite of it being among the most dangerous and powerful storms to hit this region, we know that for many of our friends and families, it's not yet over. To help our fellow friends and neighbors, we know that there are many acts of selflessness and support which are occurring in the region. And we want to highlight those efforts," says Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cox Virginia.  "We hope that this small effort will help them as they make their way through this challenging time."

For more information, contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or

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