Storytelling is a philanthropic act.

By: Diana Alvear

Krista shares the latest on our Kindness campaign and talks with a creator and a subject of the film The Antidote.

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On today’s Up To Speed Live, host Diana Alvear and leader of Consumer Sales and Operations Krista Bourne shared the following updates:

Call For Kindness

As we all enjoy the traditional season of giving, Krista shared the latest on our Call for Kindness campaign. The goal of the campaign is to shine a light on our dedicated front-line team members by showing the unique individuals they are behind their masks. It is also a reminder to each of us to commit to being nicer to one another this holiday season and beyond. Krista reported that the reaction from V Teamers, consumers and other businesses has been overwhelmingly positive.

If you’d like to get involved, you can! Simply go to and grab a Kind Card to share with someone or submit a photo and show us on social media who you are behind the mask — or over the phone, depending on your role — by using the hashtag #ACallForKindness.

Krista thanked our partners that have joined the campaign: Capital One, Cellular Sales, GoWireless, Russell Cellular, TCC, Victra, and Wireless Zone, as well as the Amazon Prime documentary The Antidote.

The Antidote

Speaking of The Antidote, Krista led a discussion with Kahane Cooperman, co-producer and director of the documentary, along with DeAmon Harges, from Biker Boyz & Girls, who is featured in the film.

Kahane discussed the inspiration behind the project as well as the message she hopes people take away from it. She also urged DeAmon to talk about a key insight he shares in the film. “Storytelling is a philanthropic act,” said DeAmon. “It’s an intangible currency that shapes us all. We need to lift up the stories of the people who are doing good work and being good neighbors.”

You can watch The Antidote via VZWeb or on Amazon Prime. All V Teamers can watch the documentary for free whether or not you have an Amazon Prime membership.

To learn more about the film, visit visit this page. If you’d like to learn more about A Call For Kindness or you belong to a business that would like to join our Kindness movement, head over to

Now, as we do our best to navigate this challenging holiday season, let’s all commit to being a little kinder.

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About the author(s):

Diana Alvear is new to the V Team family. In her previous life, she was a network correspondent and local anchor. These days, she juggles crafting communications with chasing kids and pets.

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