April 23, 2013 | Volunteer Spotlight
Verizon Pledges to Help Boston Victims and Their Families
Verizon Committed $100,000 to the One Fund Boston in response to the Boston Marathon Bombings
Verizon committed $100,000 to the One Fund Boston in response to the bombings that killed three and wounded more than 170 people near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The fund, announced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, is a nonprofit formed to raise money to help those individuals and families most affected by the events. The Verizon donation will be presented once the nonprofit status is secured. Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the BP oil spill fund, will serve as the fund's administrator.
Verizon Employees can donate to the fund and apply for a matching gift from the Verizon Foundation. The foundation matches donations of $25 or more to qualified nonprofits.
Customers can donate $10 to support The One Fund by texting BOSTON to 80108. Those who would like to give more can donate up to $50 via text. Text messaging fees will be waived and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to The One Fund.
Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills will see their donations on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company’s prepaid services, donations will be taken from customers’ prepaid balances.
Verizon joins a number of other corporations and individuals stepping up to support the One Fund Boston. Among them: John Hancock, the financial services company, Bank of America, the Boston Celtics basketball team and the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
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