Helping to rebuild communities
In 2017, Verizon and its employees rushed to the aid of customers who were victims of hurricanes, wildfires and floods. Our employees proved to be as powerful and resilient as our network, and their efforts helped millions of people impacted by these disasters get back on their feet. In total, Verizon donated $75 million to disaster recovery and community projects throughout the U.S., including Puerto Rico, with $16.1 million supporting recovery efforts from Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, the California wildfires and other disasters.
Verizon committed $10 million to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and more than
$6 million for Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the California wildfires and other disasters.
More than 2,000 employees from Verizon’s call centers served as volunteers, taking donations for the Hand in Hand telethon to benefit survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.