It’s hard to believe that there are less than 3 months left in 2017. We have accomplished so much but, as always, there is more work to be done. Many members in our family, in our states and territories, and in Mexico, have weathered unprecedented natural disasters just weeks apart. I want you to know that we as a company have their backs, just like they have ours. The road to recovery will be long, and we will be with them every step of the way.
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President — AT&T Maryland
AT&T employee in Maryland mobilizes friends & colleagues to help Texans
Stacey Ross from AT&T launched “DMV Cares” to help hurricane victims.
In late August, like most of America, Stacey Ross, AT&T Sales Program Lead located in Hanover, Maryland, was glued to the news monitoring Hurricane Harvey’s path. When Harvey made landfall in Houston, Stacey knew she wanted to help.
Immediately, she started a group, DMV Cares (D.C./Maryland/Virginia), and took to Facebook to create a page. The purpose of the group was to deliver donations and supplies to Houston area families affected by the hurricane. After posting on Facebook, donations poured in — the majority of which were collected in just 3 hours from various locations in the DMV area. With help from four female friends and AT&T co-workers, just 2 weeks after the hurricane hit, Stacey was able to fill up a 16-foot truck. On Sept. 11, Stacy and another volunteer hit the road, driving the donations to Houston for a total of 22 hours.
On Sept. 13, they visited a local high school to deliver supplies. Later that day, in a mall parking lot, in a particularly hard-hit area where several residents were displaced, they handed out more supplies from the back of the truck. On Sept. 14, Stacey partnered with a former high school classmate who heads the local Salvation Army. Together, they went door to door giving water, food and cleaning supplies to those who were homebound.
“When my AT&T family heard I was driving a truck full of supplies to Houston, the donations poured in. Disaster relief is my passion, and I feel proud to work for a company just as impassioned to help others,” Stacey said.
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