Verizon Wireless continues to assist recovery efforts along the East Coast, and throughout the Northeastern United States, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene by supporting public safety agencies with additional wireless communication devices, network capacity and coverage, as well as planned cash donations to the American Red Cross in places hit hardest by the storm.
The company’s Network, Government and Business Sales and regional Operations teams have worked closely with emergency management officials during this post-storm phase to:
- Loan hundreds of wireless handsets and dedicated mobile Internet hotspot devices to local, state and federal public safety organizations engaged in relief efforts
- Activate additional network resources, including temporary mobile cell sites and generators, to assist customers and public safety teams.
- Deploy a 53-foot mobile communications trailer to Paterson, NJ providing free domestic and international calling, Internet and recharging access to local residents without power.
- Mobile Command Centers were also dispatched to North Carolina and in New Kent, King and Queen Counties, Virginia.
- Provide free recharging, domestic calling, and Internet access from devices within all company-owned Verizon Wireless Communications stores
- Donate $10,000 to the Vermont & New Hampshire Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross