Queens soldiers are finally coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and AT&T is doing its part to help them on their way.
AT&T is sponsoring an initiative called Helping Heroes Home, in which the company is donating more than $450,000 to returning troops. When any individual watches the Helping Heroes Home video, located on the AT&T’s community affairs Connect for Good page, $2 will be donated and another $1 when the video is shared with a friend.
AT&T also sponsors Cell Phones for Soldiers, a program established in 2007 to make sure deployed soldiers can make calls to their loved ones cost-free using phones donated by the public.
“AT&T is committed to supporting those who serve their country,” Marissa Shorenstein, president of AT&T in New York, said in an emailed statement.“That means doing what we can to ensure that returning veterans have the communication resources they need to keep in touch with loved ones, look for jobs, and reintegrate into their communities. Cell Phones for Soldiers goes the distance in supporting our troops and AT&T is honored to be a partner in this initiative.”