Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Verizon Foundation to Match Employee Contributions to Nepal Relief Efforts
As international aid agencies and NGOs gear up to help the victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, claiming more than 3,000 lives, injuring more than 7,000, leaving many unaccounted for and razing entire communities, the Verizon Foundation is weighing in with contributions of its own. The second largest cellular service provider is waiving all fees for calls and multimedia texts between the U.S. and Nepal from April 25 until May 31 to show its support for customers who may have been affected—either directly or via loved ones in the region—by the devastating natural disaster.
In a bid to encourage its employees to donate money to the affected areas, Verizon will also match all employees’ donations to the American Red Cross and World Vision that meet or exceed $25. The cap on donation matching is set at $1,000. The program starts today and will extend through May 10....