Charter Communications Commits $1.35 Million to Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts
STAMFORD, Conn., September 18, 2017 - 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 Irma.
"This contribution, in addition to our Hurricane Harvey donation, reflects Charter's unwavering commitment to supporting the communities where our customers and employees live and work, particularly in times of need," said
Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications. "Our thoughts are with the people and the communities throughout Florida, the Caribbean, and Texas who have been impacted by the disastrous effects of Hurricane Irma and Harvey."
"Following a natural disaster, our low-income and disadvantaged neighbors are all too often underserved in long-term recovery efforts," said
Sandra Henriquez, Chief Operating Officer of Rebuilding Together. "With the support of Charter, we can ensure people in the path of Hurricane Irma who most need our help 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 home 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.
The company is also offering an additional $1 million in public service announcements to air at no cost to assist organizations with fundraising and awareness for disaster relief efforts.
In Florida alone, Charter serves 2.2 million customers and employs a growing workforce with over 7,500 employees. Charter operates local call centers in Auburndale, Bradenton, DeLand, Maitland, Melbourne, Orlando, Riverview, and St. Petersburg. Spectrum Bay News 9 and Spectrum News 13 deliver 24-hour local news programming highlighting the people and communities in Tampa Bay and Central Florida.