AT&T Rolls Out Mobile Support, Relief Supplies in Storm Impact Areas

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After the destruction left in the wake of the storms that ravaged portions of Georgia and East Alabama, AT&T has brought in network equipment, two truckloads of relief supplies, and mobile charging stations to support affected residents in the area.

In addition to the relief supplies and charging stations, AT&T has “created a texting donation campaign to support the Red Cross with its local efforts,” as well as deploying a “Cell on Wheels, mobile tower and generators to Smiths Station, Ala, and a FirstNet SatCOLT to support rescue and recovery efforts in the Talbotton, Ga. area.”

The charging stations delievered by AT&T are located at Providence Baptist Church at 2807 Lee Road 166, Opelika, Ala. and Sanford Middle School at 1500 Le Road 11 Opelika, Ala., which are being used as a donation drop location and first responders hub, respectively.

Employees of AT&T also delievered two “truckloads of water, diapers, baby wipes, baby food, nonperishable snacks, toiletries, trash bags” and other necessities to Providence Baptist Church in Opelika to provide for local residents.

AT&T Alabama president Wayne Hutchins said “At AT&T, we are committed to providing communication resources needed every day and especially so in times like these. We are also committed to doing what we can to help Lee County residents reover from this disaster, including helping them stay in touch with loved ones when they need to most.”

For those who wish to help in relief efforts through donations, “text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to give $10, that enables the Red Cross to respond to and help people recover from this disaster.”

AT&T has also stated that they will be “providing unlimited talk, text, and data access,” for customers in the affected areas from March 5-10.

Locations that are currently given this service are in the following Zip Codes:

30206, 30228, 30248, 30252, 30253, 30256, 30258, 30281, 30292, 30295, 31041, 31057, 31063, 31068, 31763, 31787, 31801, 31804. 31807, 31810, 31811, 31812, 31822, 31823, 31826, 31827, 31831, 31836, 36005, 36010, 36016, 36017, 36027, 36029, 36031, 36035, 36039, 36048, 36053, 36072, 36075, 36079, 36081, 36082, 36083, 36087, 36088, 36089, 36310, 36317, 36345, 36353, 36373, 36801, 36803, 36804, 36830, 36831, 36832, 36849, 36851, 36852, 36856, 36858, 36860, 36865, 36866, 36867, 36868, 36869, 36870, 36871, 36874, 36875, 36877, 36879, 39827, 39828, 39829, 39897

Regarding the service, AT&T customers “may still receive alerts during these dates, but accounts will reflect the credits and/or waived data, voice and text charges.”

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