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Press Release -- October 31st, 2019
Source: AT&T
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AT&T Contributes $100,000 to the California Fire Foundation to Aid Communities Impacted by Kincade Fire

Funding to provide emergency and recovery services to rural communities  

AT&T* presented a $100,000 contribution to the California Fire Foundation as part of its pledge to aid communities impacted by the Kincade Fire and its ongoing commitment to serving the people and communities of California.

"The Kincade Fire has caused major disruptions, severely damaged property and has upended lives," said Rhonda Johnson, president of AT&T California. "AT&T is committed to supporting California’s first responders and our communities in this time of great need.”

The California Fire Foundation provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect. The foundation’s mission includes survivor and victim assistance programs and a range of community initiatives. For more information, please visit https://www.cafirefoundation.org/.

“The generous contribution from AT&T will help our foundation assist those affected by fire and natural disaster,” said Brian K. Rice, chair of the California Fire Foundation. “This will support our continued efforts to provide both immediate and long-term assistance to communities recovering from disaster.”

AT&T works in close collaboration with first responders to prepare for disasters and help the network be resilient and operational when disaster strikes. With FirstNet, AT&T is making public safety’s mission the priority. When public safety agencies on FirstNet respond to an incident – whether it be a hurricane, wildfire, flood, earthquake, tornado or manmade disaster – we’re there by their side, helping to coordinate public safety’s needs and deliver for the men and women our communities are counting on most. To learn more about the value FirstNet is bringing to public safety, check out FirstNet.com.

AT&T has a long history of supporting communities before, during and after disasters. The company has invested nearly $8.2 billion in its wired and wireless networks in California from 2016-18 and has invested more than $650 million in its Network Disaster Recovery program, making it one of the nation’s largest and most advanced programs.

During the Kincade, Tick and Getty fires, AT&T supported customers by issuing credits and waiving charges to provide unlimited talk, text and data access for our customers. More information on AT&T response and relief efforts during the recent California wildfires is available at: https://about.att.com/pages/disaster_relief/california_power_outage.html.

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