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AT&T Donates To American Red Cross Of The National Capital Region For Disaster Relief

AT&T has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross of the National Capital Region. The contribution aims to support disaster relief efforts in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.

American Red Cross of the National Capital Region

(Photo Credit: American Red Cross)

“We are appreciative of this generous support from AT&T,” said Linda Mathes, CEO of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. “This contribution will help men, women and children across the region prepare for disasters and provide funds for our disaster response program. It is especially appropriate that we receive the funding in September, which is National Preparedness Month.”

J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid Atlantic, added that emergency preparedness is central to AT&T’s operations in Maryland and across the United States.  He said AT&T was the first company to earn a disaster preparedness certification from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

As part of National Preparedness Month activities, and using the technology available through phone carriers, the American Red Cross has launched its official Hurricane App. The App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in or visit hurricane prone areas. This free app is the second in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in emergency preparedness, for use on both iPhone and Android platforms. It gives instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes.

The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people in our community prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and other life-threatening emergencies. The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region serves the District of Columbia; cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas City, Manassas Park and Alexandria and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William in Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland.

For more information about the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, visit redcrossnca.org.

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