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12.03.2019Inside Verizon

A little bit goes a long way on Giving Tuesday.

By: Verizon Up To Speed

Today on Up To Speed: How we can all give back and make a difference.

A little bit goes a long way on Giving Tuesday.

VtoV helps V Teamers in times of crisis.

This Giving Tuesday, consider donating to VtoV -- Verizon’s Employee Relief Fund -- which has given over $4 million in assistance to employees since 2013. From hurricanes to wildfires, it’s impossible to predict when a disaster will strike. VtoV is there for employees who have lost everything, or need to move for their own safety. VtoV grants have helped employees find new temporary housing after floods or fires, and they have also helped domestic violence survivors relocate to new homes. “It’s amazing to know that we’re not alone,” said Susana Maldonado, Solutions Specialist and VtoV recipient. Verizon handles all administrative fees, so 100% of your donation goes directly to assisting fellow V Teamers. To hear more stories about VtoV and to make a donation, click here.

Give your time, and help us get to 2.5 million volunteer hours.

At this year’s Leadership Forum, Hans announced a new corporate social responsibility platform that focuses on three key pillars: digital inclusion, climate protection, and human prosperity. Hans also announced a collective goal for the company: to reach 2.5 million volunteer hours together by the year 2025. “We want each and everyone in the company to feel they part of this journey we now have a new purpose for,” Hans said. So, what are you waiting for? This Giving Tuesday, sign up to give back your time. You can read more about Verizon’s social responsibility platform and sign up for volunteer opportunities right here.

The Chainsmokers and Verizon 5G make concert history.

When fans crowded into the Chase Arena in San Francisco this past Friday to see The Chainsmokers perform, they also got to participate in concert history. With a 5G smartphone, select fans at the show were able to hold the phone towards the stage and view the live performance through an Augmented Reality lens. The Chainsmokers x Verizon AR Experience app also let fans take photos in front of artwork that activated 3D animations on the phone. Thanks to Verizon’s 5G deployments in Chase Arena, this was the first AR-concert experience, but certainly not the last. You can read more about the concert right here.

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