Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti has brought an outpouring of sympathy and support from around the world. Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti who have been affected by this disaster, along with their concerned relatives and friends.
Our thoughts are also with members of our Comcast employee family and our customers who have loved ones in Haiti. We wish you strength as aid and rescue efforts continue in the coming days.
During my first year with Comcast I’ve learned that the company has an extensive history of giving back – whether for local community projects or in response to natural disasters in the United States and around the world.
To help support the earthquake victims, and on
behalf of all Comcasters, Comcast has pledged over $1 million in cash and in-kind support, which includes grants from the comcast foundation to the American Red Cross and to Télécoms Sans Frontières (Telecom without Borders), a nonprofit agency already operational in Haiti that brings telecommunications services to crisis zones, and free air time across our networks for earthquake-related public service announcements from the Red Cross, United Way, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (which together with the Ad Council has been working to quickly prepare PSAs for airing, some of which feature First Lady Michelle Obama).
If you are considering making a personal donation, here are links to three organizations that have been featured most prominently in media reports this week. They are the American Red Cross, United Way International, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund:
Visit Comcast.net for information, articles, and more ways to donate.
These centralized efforts will supplement some of the terrific steps already launched in our local systems around the country. For example, in Miami-Dade County, we are supporting an information and communications hub for the Haitian community at the Edison Little River Neighborhood Center. Our CDV services will help residents contact family and friends in Haiti, at no cost.