AT&T California Release: November 7, 2019

AT&T Donates $400,000+ to Nonprofits Serving Veterans in California

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 7, 2019 – At AT&T*, we’re committed to serving those who serve. We’re honoring that commitment in California by donating more than $400,000 to 28 veteran-focused nonprofits statewide. 

These contributions are part of AT&T’s ongoing support for our veterans. In 2013, we pledged to hire 20,000 veterans by 2020. We’re proud to announce we’ve achieved that mission, but our work is not done.

“AT&T remains dedicated to helping Veterans transition to civilian life,” said Rhonda Johnson, president of AT&T California. “We’re honored to support these nonprofits as they continue their important work of serving our nation’s heroes in California.”

Among the nonprofits receiving a donation is Veterans Village of San Diego, a veterans advocacy organization that specializes in serving homeless military veterans. Today, our local employees are volunteering at Veterans Village to serve lunch to homeless veterans in San Diego.

“We want to thank AT&T for their support of active military personnel, veterans and their families across California, and especially here in San Diego County,” said Kimberly Mitchell, President & CEO, Veterans Village of San Diego. “The contribution will help our organization provide needed services to at-risk military veterans throughout the County of San Diego.”

Additional nonprofits receiving donations include:

Blue Star Families

California State Protocol Foundation

Central Valley AT&T Veterans

Central Valley Community Foundation

Chula Vista VFW Post 2111

City of Fresno Veteran’s Parade

Fresno State Foundation Veterans Program

Front Sight Military Outreach

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation Annual Golf Fundraiser

Habitat for Humanity Riverside

Heal the Hero

Honor Our Fallen

Imperial Valley Blue Angels Military Appreciation

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum Foundation

National Association of Black Veterans – Los Angeles Chapter

One More Wave

San Diego G.I. Film Festival

San Diego Women Veterans Network

Santa Ana College Veterans Resource Center

SRO Housing Corporation's Annual Veterans Day Luncheon

Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs

Veterans Association of North County

Veterans in Media & Entertainment

Veterans Transition Center

Vets in Tech Bay Area

Vets in Tech San Diego

Volunteers of America Southwest

*About AT&T Communications

We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we innovate to improve lives. We have the nation’s fastest wireless network.** And according to America’s biggest test, we have the nation’s best wireless network.*** We’re building FirstNet just for first responders and creating next-generation mobile 5G. With a range of TV and video products, we deliver entertainment people love to talk about. Our smart, highly secure solutions serve nearly 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000. And worldwide, our spirit of service drives employees to give back to their communities.

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