Charter Communications, Inc. announced a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by Hurricane Florence.
“Charter is committed to supporting the communities where our customers and employees live and work, particularly in times of need,” said Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications. “We are confident that our partnership with Rebuilding Together will help kickstart the recovery process and ensure that the resilient communities impacted by this storm get back on their feet.”
“The long-term recovery phase of the damage to communities caused by Hurricane Florence can be overwhelming for our neighbors in need, ” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “With the support of our partner, Charter Communications, Rebuilding Together will be able to help homeowners repair their communities and return to safe and healthy homes.”
Spectrum Housing Assist partners with nonprofit organizations and engages employee and community volunteers in order to provide critical home repairs across the U.S., with a goal of making 50,000 homes safer and healthier by the year 2020. Since 2015, Spectrum Housing Assist has improved over 21,000 homes with the help of 5,000 Spectrum employee volunteers, who have devoted a total of over 30,000 volunteer hours impacting the lives of thousands of residents.
The company is also offering an additional $1 million in public service announcements to air at no cost to assist organizations with fundraising and awareness for disaster relief efforts.
Charter has opened 5,100 Spectrum WiFi hotspots across North and South Carolina to support the preparation and recovery efforts and will keep them open to all users until further notice. Additionally, Charter will work to provide WiFi access to a number of shelters in impacted areas within its service area.
Charter serves 2.9 million customers in the Carolinas under its Spectrum brand of TV, internet, voice and mobile services, and employs a growing local workforce of over 12,500. Charter operates six major call centers (Charlotte, Greensboro and Morrisville, N.C.; and Greenville, Simpsonville and West Columbia, S.C.) and key operations centers in Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hickory Morrisville, Raleigh and Wilmington, N.C.; and in Greer and West Columbia, S.C..