Verizon Wireless customers can donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or to the Salvation Army by texting STORM to 80888. Those who would like to give more can donate up to $50 via text. Text messaging fees will be waived, and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the Red Cross and/or Salvation Army. Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills will see their donations on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company’s prepaid services, donations will be taken from customers’ prepaid balances.
Verizon has committed a $10,000 grant to disaster relief in the area, and the Verizon Foundation will provide a 1-to-1 match of employee online donations (from $25 up to $1,000 per employee) to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
In addition to all retail stores in Colorado that remain open to customers, Verizon Wireless has deployed a disaster relief vehicle to the disaster command center at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs to support first responders and families. The support unit is equipped with charging stations, emergency phones to use for calls and Internet access. Locations for Verizon Wireless retails stores with access to charging stations and bottled water include:
- 4331 Integrity Center Pt Colorado Springs, CO 80917
- 7252 N Academy Blvd, #100Colorado Springs, CO 80920