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AT&T makes $150,000 donation to aid communities impacted by Hurricane Laura

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 13:31:31-04

The AT&T and the AT&T Foundation are delivering $150,000 in donations to organizations in Louisiana to aid communities damaged during Hurricane Laura.

A press conference was held Friday, October 2 at Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter's office to announce the donations.

The company says that their AT&T Network Disaster Recovery team, in partnership with the FirstNet Response Operations team, worked closely with first responders and local leaders to help maintain continued connectivity following the storm.

Funding will be used to support community enrichment programs at McNeese State University, SOWELA Technical and Community College, United Way of Southwest Louisiana, the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, and SBP, they say.

“We have thousands of employees who call Louisiana home, and we are passionate about the strength of this state,” said Sonia Perez, President- AT&T Southeast States in a press release. “We are proud to support organizations that are dedicated to helping our friends and families as they get back on their feet after the devastation of Hurricane Laura.”

AT&T says that they are standing with area oragnizations to help support residents, address needs across the region and keep customers connected.

“So many groups and businesses have been key to rebuilding our community,” said Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter. “Both through their efforts to keep our communities connected and through their support for these key organizations, AT&T is showing their commitment to the businesses and residents across our region.”

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