AT&T Foundation Donates $15,000 to Huntsville Hospital Foundation to Support Healthcare Heroes
June 29, 2020
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 17, 2020 – The AT&T Foundation is donating $15,000 to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation Emergency Assistance Fund to support those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will be used to provide personal protective equipment, such as masks, goggles and hazmat suits for nurses and physicians.
"We appreciate the AT&T Foundation’s continued commitment to our front-line caregivers, especially now when it is needed most,” said Sarah Savage-Jones, president of Huntsville Hospital Foundation. “This generous gift will provide PPE and meet other needs as we continue fighting the virus and serving patients and families across our hospitals.”
Huntsville Hospital Foundation’s Emergency Assistance Fund was established to help meet unanticipated critical supply needs for the regional hospital system. Money raised will also support qualifying employees impacted by the virus through an employee assistance fund.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging daily life as we know it, and Alabama’s healthcare professionals are heroes operating on the frontlines of this crisis,” said Dave Hargrove, AT&T Alabama External and Legislative Affairs regional manager. “These brave men and women represent the best of us, and AT&T and the AT&T Foundation are proud to help the Huntsville Hospital Foundation provide additional personal protective equipment critical for the safety of our doctors and nurses.”
For more information on how AT&T is supporting communities and responding to COVID-19, please visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html#.
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AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $550 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
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