NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon today announced support for the residents of Puerto Rico through a $1 million pledge to fund Hurricane Maria relief efforts. The nation's most reliable wireless provider has partnered with the American Red Cross and World Vision.
"The people of Puerto Rico need our help," said Verizon Chairman & CEO Lowell McAdam. "Verizon is committed to supporting communities struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as we've done with Harvey and Irma. We will be working with local network operators, our nonprofit partners and, of course, our employees to assist the Puerto Rican people in rebuilding their lives and I encourage anyone with the means and opportunity to do so to come to their aid."
In an effort to provide further financial support to residents of Puerto Rico, Verizon will match employees' contributions, dollar-for-dollar, to select hurricane relief-focused organizations.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 163,400 and generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary houses more than 50 media and technology brands that engage about 1 billion people around the world.
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