LOS ANGELES (BUSINESS WIRE), August 17, 2016 - Sprint (NYSE: S) is reaching out to assist the local community impacted by the Blue Cut Fire currently burning out of control north of San Bernardino. The company is delivering charging stations to evacuation centers, loaning devices with service at no charge to state and local agencies impacted or assisting in response to this event and making a $1,000 donation to the American Red Cross Serving San Bernardino County to assist evacuees.
“Sprint is actively involved in the local community and we want to lend a helping hand to our family, friends, customers and neighbors,” said Kevin Kunkel, Sprint’s Region President for Southern California. “We need to be nimble with our support for those impacted by the Blue Cut Fire and provide some relief to our customers, our employees and local agencies affected by the wildfire.”
During emergency events such as wildfires, Sprint reminds customers of several steps they can take to prepare:
- Keep your wireless phone and backup batteries charged, but be aware that an interruption of wireline and commercial power could affect wireless calls.
- In times of commercial power outages, a car adapter for your wireless phone should enable you to recharge the battery.
- Load family and emergency numbers into your wireless phone.
- Wireless networks sometimes experience heavy voice traffic during emergency events, so try sending a text message rather than making a call.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 59.4 million connections as of June 30, 2016, 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; leading no-contract 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. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
John Votava, 949-242-9017