Verizon's Employees, Customers Aid Nepal Relief Efforts

May 26, 2015, 11:18 ET from Verizon

NEW YORK, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After learning about the April 25 earthquake that devastated Nepal, Verizon stepped into action, announcing that it would waive call charges to the country and rally its employees and customers to help out.

For two weeks, from April 27 through May 10, more than 1,700 Verizon employees worldwide pledged $214,000 to the American Red Cross and World Vision to support relief efforts in Nepal and surrounding areas. The Verizon Foundation is matching employee donations 1-to-1, up to $1,000 per donor, to help with the continued relief efforts in Nepal.

"We are extremely grateful for the compassion shown by Verizon and its employees in response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal," said Steven Spinner, senior director of corporate partnerships, American Red Cross North Jersey region. "Verizon employees consistently step forward to help those affected by disasters here and around the world and have once again been exceptionally generous in their support of our relief efforts."

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