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AT&T, Verizon donating to Laura recovery efforts

Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 17:47:01-04

AT&T and Verizon are donating to the recovery efforts in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas after Hurricane Laura made landfall in the region early Saturday morning.

AT&T announced that they are making a $100,000 donation to organizations in Louisiana like the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, while Verizon said they will make a $1,000,000 donation that will be split between the American Red Cross and the Community Foundation of SWLA.

Verizon has also added nine more counties and parishes to its list of communities in Texas and Louisiana where customers will receive unlimited call, texts, and data through September 1.

A text-to-give campaign is available through AT&T and the American Red Cross as well.

"As our teams are working alongside their neighbors in southwest Louisiana to restore their communities, we are proud to support organizations that are dedicated to helping support our first responders and helping our friends and families as they get back on their feet after the devastation of Hurricane Laura," said Sonia Perez, President- AT&T Southeast States.

Some of the more heavily hit areas, including Lake Charles, are seeing some network outages with Verizon, but the company says it has backup generators and batteries running to keep the cell sites in service.

Find more information about Verizon's response to Laura HERE, and find more about AT&T's response HERE.

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