Nonprofits that help the homeless and other vulnerable residents in the Washington, DC-area are facing immense challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, and AT&T and the AT&T Foundation are helping local organizations serve their clients during this crisis.
“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, the region’s most vulnerable residents – and the organizations that support them – need our help, and we’re glad that we’ve been able to provide some support,” said Denis Dunn, president, AT&T-Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC.
AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have contributed to the following organizations:
Friendship Place is taking measures to maintain the services needed by the homeless community in the DC Region, and we are helping them meet their mission. The $25,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation will support the purchase of food and toiletries for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and help to provide personal protective supplies for staff so they can continue their outreach work in homeless camps.
"The AT&T Foundation's support will help Friendship Place protect the most vulnerable among us during these difficult times," said Chris Rutledge, chief development officer, Friendship Place.
So Others Might Eat (SOME) has been on the front lines of fighting homelessness, hunger, and poverty for 50 years. A $20,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation will help SOME ensure that DC's most vulnerable residents receive the care and services they need.
Covenant House Greater Washington (CHGW) will use a $10,000 contribution to help cover increased costs for food and cleaning supplies due to COVID-19 for youth in our residential programs.
A Wider Circle aims to end poverty through on-the-ground programs and services, as well as through the development of large-scale solutions to its root causes. A Wider Circle supports families across the DMV by providing furniture and essential household goods; enhancing job skills through workforce development programs; and building neighborhood partnerships. A $25,000 contribution from AT&T will help A Wider Circle maintain these important services and help address their intensified need in response to COVID-19.
Through our AT&T Believes℠ initiative, a localized effort to create positive change in our communities, our work will continue to evolve and grow in the coming weeks and months to ensure we’re reaching the communities and personnel who need us most. To learn more about how AT&T is supporting communities during the current crisis, visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html.