Charter Communications Commits $1.35 Million To Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Charter announces $350,000 in additional cash contribution to Spectrum Housing Assist partner Rebuilding Together for home repair and renovations in impacted areas
$1 million pledged in PSAs
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
"Charter serves hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents and businesses, and we are determined to aid the extraordinary rebuilding effort needed as a result of Harvey," said Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications. "Through Spectrum Housing Assist, our flagship philanthropic initiative, and our partnership with Rebuilding Together, this contribution serves as an extension of Charter's longstanding multimillion-dollar commitment to improving the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Our thoughts are with the people and the communities throughout the Gulf Coast who have been impacted by this disaster."
"Following a natural disaster, our low-income and disadvantaged neighbors are all too often omitted from long-term recovery efforts," said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "With the support of Charter, we can ensure people in the Gulf Coast who need our help the most are back on their feet in a timely manner."
Spectrum Housing Assist partners with nonprofit organizations and engages employee and community volunteers in order to provide critical homes repairs across the U.S., with a goal of making 25,000 homes safer and healthier by the year 2020. Since 2015, Spectrum Housing Assist has improved 11,500 homes with the help of 3,000 Spectrum employee volunteers, for a total of 17,500 volunteer hours impacting the lives of thousands of residents.
Charter is also offering $1 million in public service announcements to air at no cost to assist organizations with fundraising and awareness efforts in their work to help residents in Southeast Texas.
In Texas alone, Charter serves 2.3 million customers across 386 communities and employs a growing workforce with over 9,500 employees. Charter operates local call centers in Austin, El Paso, Harlingen, Irving and San Antonio as well as regional operations headquarters in Coppell. Spectrum News delivers 24-hour local news programming highlighting the people and communities in Waco, Austin and San Antonio.
About Charter Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. Charter's news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
About Rebuilding Together Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.