AT&T and AT&T Foundation Help Vulnerable Residents in Wilmington and Support Daycare for Essential Personnel Across State

Support builds on national effort to support those impacted by COVID-19

Community organizations in Delaware are helping their friends and neighbors in need, and AT&T and the AT&T Foundation are supporting their work.

The Ministry of Caring in Wilmington is providing meals to the underserved in Wilmington.  The AT&T Foundation provided an $18,000 grant to the Ministry to help them purchase food, takeout containers and personal protective gear for staff and volunteers managing the Emmanuel Dining Room hunger relief program.

AT&T also made a $10,000 contribution to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware, headquartered in Wilmington, which is providing childcare services for essential personnel during the COVID-19 crisis at clubs in these locations:  Clarence Fraim in Wilmington, Greater Newark, Greater Dover, Greater Milford, Western Sussex at Seaford, and Oak Orchard.  

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki thanked AT&T for assisting two of Wilmington’s long-time community service providers.

“Technology industry leader AT&T has identified immediate needs such as daily nourishment and childcare, which are even more critical today as the COVID-19 crisis changes the way we react to the present and plan for the future,” said Mayor Purzycki. “It’s clear that AT&T cares a great deal about Wilmington,and its generosity is most appreciated.”

John Wellons, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Club added:  “We very much appreciate the support of AT&T during this unprecedented pandemic. These are difficult times for all, and together we will get through this.”

“One of AT&T’s core values is to Be There when people need us."

Denis Dunn, President - AT&T Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC

“One of AT&T’s core values is to Be There when people need us.  Now more than ever, Delaware’s most vulnerable residents and front line, essential workers – and the organizations that support them – need help.  We’re glad that we’ve been able to provide some support,” said Denis Dunn, president, AT&T-Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC.

The contributions are part of a nationwide commitment by AT&T to provide much needed support for first responders, medical personnel and others impacted by COVID-19. The effort kicked off with a $1.5 million contribution to World Central Kitchen. We’re also supporting Feeding America, the Salvation Army and Team Rubicon.  AT&T will also be collaborating with a host of additional local organizations in communities most impacted by the pandemic. Learn more, including instructions for making individual contributions, by clicking here.

AT&T’s support is part of AT&T Believes℠, a company-wide effort to make a meaningful impact in local communities.   To learn more about how AT&T is supporting communities during the current crisis, visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html.

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