Verizon kicked off Alabama Gives Day today with a $5,000 donation from the Verizon Foundation to the Community Foundation’s Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund. Verizon Wireless also took time to spread the word to its employees across the state about the opportunity to give via text.
Thanks to Alabama Gives Day, you can all join this great effort with a gift on-line or by text (text CHANGE [space] CFGB to 84465 to give.*)
Our thanks to Verizon, which has been part of tornado recovery efforts from the beginning. Verizon gave $250,000 to the Community Foundation for statewide tornado recovery in June 2011 as presenting sponsor of “BAMA Rising: A Benefit Concert For Alabama Tornado Recovery.” Spearheaded by top-selling supergroup Alabama, BAMA Rising featured performances from Brad Paisley, Sara Evans and Sheryl Crow and raised more than $2 million for long-term recovery.
“The tornadoes that hit Alabama on January 23 were a painful reminder of lives lost and homes destroyed last April, and they left yet another long list of Alabamians hurting,” said Jonathan LeCompte, president of the Georgia/Alabama region for Verizon Wireless. “Our hope is that Verizon’s participation in Alabama Gives Day will inspire individuals across the state to be a part of it as well by contributing to the Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund or any one of the many other deserving organizations that are participating.”