AT&T Foundation Announces up to $500,000 in Disaster Relief to Earthquake Victims
Employee-Matching Gift Program to Help Address Immediate Needs in Southwest China
San Antonio, Texas.- AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T, will provide up to $500,000 in matching funds to assist disaster relief in areas affected by the recent earthquake in Southwest China.
The AT&T Foundation will match contributions made by full-time employees and eligible retirees to disaster relief nonprofits assisting in China’s earthquake response efforts, up to $500,000 in total matching funds. The AT&T Foundation’s matching gift will be directed to the American National Red Cross International Response Fund.
“Our hearts go out to the people affected by this tragedy,” said AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson. “The AT&T Foundation is honored to extend our employees’ generosity by matching their contributions to China’s relief efforts.”
The American National Red Cross International Response Fund provides immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. The money raised by AT&T employees and retirees will be used to support humanitarian aid and rebuilding assistance to residents of the affected areas.
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