Verizon Pledges Ongoing Support for Hurricane Sandy Relief

The nation’s largest mobile operator is pledging ongoing assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Verizon Wireless, which says that more than 99% of its Network was serving customers across the Northeast again, is ramping up efforts to help those tragically affected by the deadly storm that struck the East Coast last month.

In its effort to assist those most severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, Verizon Wireless provided communities and government agencies with more than a dozen mobile recharging stations, powered by generators. Many of these Wireless Emergency Communication Centers (WECCs) are also offering free voice calling and Wi-Fi Internet access.

Additionally, Verizon is taking steps to proactively prepare for the next weather-related headache inbound for the East Coast.

“Today,” the carrier says, “Verizon Wireless teams continue to actively monitor weather forecasts for a potential Nor’easter along the East Coast. The company has plans to temporarily relocate some outdoor mobile recharging stations to protect the safety of employees and the community and to ensure the stations remain operable and ready to deploy when it’s safe to do so. An updated listing of locations and services can be found here.”

As of this writing, more than $2 million dollars has been donated by Verizon Wireless customers via text to the American Red Cross.