Sprint’s Relief Efforts for Oklahoma Residents, Customers and First Responders Continue Following Recent Tornado
Local residents and first responders to receive donated lunches, discounted charging accessories, and access to charging stations
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 22, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S) is actively assisting residents, customers, Oklahoma first respondersa and emergency medical personnel, and relief organizations as response efforts continue following the impacts from Monday's catastrophic tornado and storm.
The Sprint Emergency Response Team (ERT) has been on-the-ground in Moore, Okla. since shortly after the tornado struck providing local responders and officials with mobile devices, as well as reliable wireless voice and secure IP data communications through the use of its Satellite Cell on Light Trucks (SatCOLTs).
Additionally, as a member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, Sprint contributes in excess of $500,000 annually to help the Red Cross to be prepared before disaster strikes. This allows the Red Cross to direct our donation to where it is most needed. Sprint has joined a long list of companies across the nation in providing an annual gift that helps Red Cross secure a reliable funding base for disaster relief services that enables the Red Cross to respond immediately, meeting the needs of individuals and families affected by disaster anywhere in the United States, regardless of cost.
Sprint’s direct and in-kind relief for impacted Oklahoma residents and customers
As part of its Annual Feed the Need Food Drive last week, Sprint’s Kansas City area employees prepared and packaged more than 11,600 lunches using donations and supplies from Sprint employees and the Sprint Foundation. These lunches which are typically donated to the Harvesters Community Food Network for delivery to local families and children, are being redirected to Oklahoma relief efforts. Harvesters is sending all of these Sprint donated and prepared lunches to Moore where they will be used to feed first responders and displaced families.
In addition to receiving a waiver in overage fees for voice, data and text services, impacted Sprint customers will receive 50-percent discounts on select charging accessories at the following Sprint retail stores:
To serve residents in need of extra fully charged batteries and charging stations, the following locations will be served by Sprint staff and charging resources:
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Crystal Davis, 571-288-6806