AT&T Makes Large Contribution to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort

AT&T may have already restored most of its network operations and services on the east coast after Hurricane Sandy, but the nation’s second largest mobile operator isn’t finished contributing to the recovery effort.

On Tuesday, AT&T announced a $1 million contribution to the Empire State Relief Fund, which is assisting with housing relief to families displaced by the storm.

In particular, the contribution will support the hardest hit areas across the region and be directed at costs associated with providing long-term housing and rebuilding homes.

“AT&T thanks New York State and City officials for their leadership during this challenging time,” said Marissa Shorenstein, President of AT&T New York. “New Yorkers around the state have been hit hard by Sandy and AT&T has been working closely with our leaders to ensure they have the resources to help all those in need. The Empire State Relief Fund is an important asset in taking the necessary steps to rebuild areas affected by the storm and AT&T is proud to contribute to its efforts.”

Previously, AT&T also made a $1 million contribution to a similar nonprofit organization founded by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

The carrier says that AT&T wireless customers can make a $10 donation for Hurricane Sandy relief by texting to the following non-profit organizations:

  • REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross
  • STORM to 80888 to help the Salvation Army
  • HUMANE to 80888 to give to the American Humane Society
  • RELIEF to 80000 to give to the Empire State Relief Fund