$50,000 Donation to Support Families Hardest Hit in Local Communities served by TWC
Albany and Middletown, New York (September 2, 2011) - Time Warner Cable announced today a donation of $25,000 in cash and $25,000 in local media to support the American Red Cross recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene. Damage has been reported in 26 counties across New York State, many of which have been declared federal disaster areas. Communities served by Time Warner Cable in the Greater Capital Region and throughout the Hudson Valley were among the hardest hit by the storm. The donation will assist local families requiring food, water, shelter and other critical services.
“Time Warner Cable is a dedicated member of our local community and we see our partnership with the American Red Cross as simply one neighbor helping another,” said John Quigley, Area Vice President of Operations of Time Warner Cable in Albany. “The American Red Cross is on the front line of this disaster and Time Warner Cable, and our 2,000+ employees throughout eastern New York, are committed to seeing they have the resources they need.”
“The havoc created by this storm is unprecedented for our local communities – affecting our customers and employees alike,” said John Brown, Vice President of Tech Operations and Plant. “As a local service provider, we’re committed to helping our customers and neighbors through this ordeal.”
"We are very fortunate to have Time Warner as a community partner, they are always there to help the Red Cross with its needs and support our mission,” said Gary Striar, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross. “This generous donation is going to provide relief and comfort to many in our region who have suffered from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene."
Time Warner Cable’s exclusive local news station, YNN, delivered in-depth coverage of Hurricane Irene on air, on-line and through various social media outlets. YNN’s unparalleled reporting on the impact of the storm locally brought Time Warner Cable customers together and connected them to the information they needed most. YNN’s coverage continues as communities work to rebuild.
PSAs featuring Time Warner Cable employees living and working in impacted communities will begin airing today across Time Warner Cable channels to further assist local fundraising efforts for the American Red Cross. The PSAs ask individuals interested in providing assistance to call 1-800 REDCROSS, visit www.redcross.org or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s East Region provides technologically advanced video, Internet and telephone services to more than 5.9 million residential and business customers. Time Warner Cable’s East Region serves more than 1,300 cities in nine states, including Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The East Region has more than 17,000 employees focused on delivering the company’s mission every day by connecting people and businesses with information, entertainment and each other.
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcrossneny.org.