November 11, 2013 | Foundation
Verizon Donates $100,000 and Matches Employee Donations to Help Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines
Verizon Wireless will also waive text-to-donate fees to select relief organizations.
The Verizon Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to the American Red Cross and will match employee donations dollar-for-dollar to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful typhoon in recorded history. More than 4.5 million people in the Philippines have been affected by the storm, creating an unprecedented need for food, clothing, shelter and medicine to cope with the destruction described by observers as "epic and catastrophic."
The Foundation's Disaster Relief and Recovery Program will provide a 1:1 match of employee online donations of $25 or more to Save the Children, a nonprofit disaster relief organization that has already deployed emergency responders to areas in the Philippines hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan. (Employees may log-in to donate here.) The program will match up to $1,000 per employee, and is open to all Verizon employees around the world. In addition, employees may give to the V2V Employee Fund to provide assistance to employees who have lost their homes during catastrophic situations to assist with basic necessities, such as food, shelter, clothing.
In addition, Verizon Wireless will waive text-to-donate fees to the following relief organizations, ensuring that 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the receiving organization:
Catholic Relief Services: Text RELIEF to 25383
HOPE Worldwide: Text AID to 80077
Operation USA: Text AID to 50555
Save the Children: Text DONATE to 20222
UNICEF: Text RELIEF to 864233
World Food Program USA: Text AID to 27722
WORLD VISION: Text HOPE to 777444
- Shelter Box USA: Text SHELTER to 20222
Customers can use the free text-to-donate program to contribute up to five times the single text-to-donate amount. For example, customers making a $10 donation can give up to $50.
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