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Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Verizon Foundation announced today its support for Puerto Rico relief efforts with a $1 million pledge. The national network provider has partnered with World Vision and the American Red Cross to make this a reality.
“The people of Puerto Rico need our help,” said Verizon Chairman & CEO Lowell McAdam, according to a press release. “Verizon is committed to supporting communities struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as we’ve done with Harvey and Irma. We will be working with local network operators, our nonprofit partners and, of course, our employees to assist the Puerto Rican people in rebuilding their lives and I encourage anyone with the means and opportunity to do so to come to their aid.”
In addition, the company will match employees’ donations, dolar-for-dollar, to organizations specifically assisting in relief efforts for the residents of Puerto Rico.
Verizon is also allowing customers access via its FIOS TV service to WAPA TV and Televisión Dominicana channels for free since last Friday to keep viewers up-to-date until today “and potentially longer.”
[Source]: Verizon: Verizon Foundation commits $1 Million to support Puerto Rico in wake of devastating Hurricane Maria; Verizon Fios TV customers can watch WAPA America and Televisión Dominicana for free following Hurricane Maria.