Here at AT&T, we believe in supporting those individuals and organizations who serve others.
Last month was Military Appreciation Month, and this week, we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. In May, AT&T took a moment to reflect on the sacrifices that our veterans and first responders have made in service to us. We unveiled multiple initiatives aimed at recognizing active military personnel, veterans and their families. For the sixth year in a row, we supported Carry the Load through a large-scale employee volunteer effort, as well as a $100,000 donation.
This spring we also doubled down on investing in our future, and not just in the world of tech, but in our kids. We celebrated National Volunteer Month in April by rolling up our sleeves and volunteering in South Dakota at Children’s Home Society. It’s important to AT&T that our company invests in the future of our youth.
But that’s not all. South Dakota communities are taking seriously the future of public safety to protect its citizens and keep our communities safe. As of just a few weeks ago, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is officially signed up with AT&T’s FirstNet broadband network. We’re hopeful Pennington County will lead the way for other agencies and communities to embrace the FirstNet platform to give first responders on-demand communications priority to help them respond to emergencies when seconds matter.
To prepare for the future, we will continue making lasting investments in our service members, our children, and the safety of our local communities. In doing so, we’ll strive to always honor and empower those who serve others.
President — AT&T Northern Plains
South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska