As the COVID-19 pandemic began closing down America, AT&T made a commitment to support food insecurity issues growing across in America. One community serverly impacted by COVID-19 was Long Island, which is why AT&T donated $30,000 to the Salvation Army of Long Island. AT&T’s contribution helped provide 60,000 meals for 2,000 Long Island families, supporting The Salvation Army hubs in Hempstead, Freeport, Westbury, Riverhead and East Northport.
“As a member of the Long Island community, we consider it a privilege to serve our neighbors during their time of need and uncertainty,” said Captain Charles Roberts of The Salvation Army, Long Island County Coordinator. “In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have evolved food service delivery to ensure that immediate needs of community are met. This generous gift from AT&T will support The Salvation Army’s efforts to meet the growing needs of our neighbors.”
“Ensuring our neighbors have nourishing meals is critical to helping our communities overcome the COVID-19 crisis.”Brandon Ray – Regional Director, AT&T External & Legislative Affairs - Long Island
“Ensuring our neighbors have nourishing meals is critical to helping our communities overcome the COVID-19 crisis,” said Brandon Ray, Regional Director, External & Legislative Affairs – Long Island, AT&T. “The Salvation Army has a proven commitment to supporting vulnerable populations, and AT&T is proud to support the organization’s Long Island hubs to ensure that Long Island families have access to free, healthy meals – and one less thing to worry about in this crisis. We hope that other companies will join us in this important effort.”
“We are thankful to AT&T. The Salvation Army has always served our community well. It is a partnership such as this that is most needed during these times. Onward,” said Hempstead Mayor Donald Ryan.
"We are sincerely grateful to AT&T for their heroic donation of $30,000 to the Salvation Army to support their relief efforts during the pandemic,” said Freeport Mayor Robert T. Kennedy. “The COVID-19 virus has quickly devastated so many residents and businesses in Freeport, which is an especially vulnerable area in Nassau County. I am proud to encourage and thank the Salvation Army in their efforts to serve our local communities during this difficult time.”
Nationally, AT&T has pledged $5.5 million to organizations including the Salvation Army to help feed first responders and healthcare workers during the pandemic. In addition to the Salvation Army, funding is going to The Salvation Army, Feeding America and Team Rubicon.