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Giving back after Hurricane Michael.

Today, the Verizon Foundation announced it will donate $1 million towards Habitat for  Humanity’s recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Michael. “Verizon is committed to the communities where we live and work, and we’re honored to stand side-by-side today with those impacted by Hurricane Michael,” said Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and group CEO of Verizon Consumer. Along with the donation, over 20 V Teamers are volunteering to help rebuild homes in areas affected by the storm. You can learn more about Habitat’s recovery efforts here.

Making a commitment to #NoSpamTexts.

Along with continued efforts to block robocallers, Verizon announced plans today to protect customers from spam-texts. With the deployment of new safeguards and various network enhancements, we are working to make sure you only receive the texts you want to receive. We’re also following through on our commitment to Pre-K and K-12 schools to offer free text message notification services. To find out more about industry efforts around #NoSpamTexts, click here.

100% for 4 years in a row.

Last week, the Disability Equality Index announced that Verizon scored a 100% for the 4th year in a row, and continues to rank as one of the best places to work for disability inclusion. In case you missed it, this week we highlighted Mark Wenk, a Solutions Specialist born without an arm who has created his own prosthetics with 3D printing technology. Today, we’re happy to share that Mark and his wife recently welcomed their second child into the world.


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