Meeting Need in Nebraska

In Nebraska, AT&T is focused on supporting the needs of those who are struggling the most during these precarious economic conditions as a result of COVID-19.

I don’t have to tell you we are in the middle of an unprecedented event that is challenging all of us. Now, more than ever, AT&T understands how important it is to connect people to the resources they need. We’ve listened to our elected officials and to our employees about areas of greatest hardship and we wanted to take a moment to share where we’ve allocated resources in recent days.  We care about the communities we serve and want to do our part to address food security and necessities that have grown exponentially in the past month.

In Nebraska, AT&T is focused on supporting the needs of those who are struggling the most during these precarious economic conditions as a result of COVID-19. Governor Pete Ricketts thanked AT&T for stepping up during hard times. 

  • Center for People in Need - $23,000 from the AT&T Foundation to provide services and programs to low-income people that address their basic needs and help them achieve economic independence. The Center’s services include food distributions, a diaper bank, household goods distributions, emergency services, English language classes, educational opportunities, and employment training.
  • People’s City Mission - $15,000 from AT&T to assist those who are struggling with food assistance, shelter and clothing, meeting people’s basic needs. The People’s City Mission has seen a 60% drop in volunteers as a result of COVID19.
    • “As we’ve seen unemployment numbers climb during this crisis, we know people are struggling. We appreciate the work these agencies do every single day for those in need but especially now during these very difficult circumstances. What they do is nothing short of heroic.” Governor Pete Ricketts

We are all in this together, connected by the hope of brighter days ahead.

Stay safe and stay connected.

Dustin Blythe was named director of external affairs for AT&T Nebraska & Iowa in January of 2015. He manages AT&T’s legislative and community affairs activities in Iowa and Nebraska and works closely with community leaders, legislators and other policymakers to help meet AT&T’s objective of connecting people with technology everywhere they live and work. Dustin’s passion for community extends to co-founding two not-for-profit organizations, Project 52, which provides trees to families who have lost children, and the Treye Blythe Memorial Golf Tournament, which has given over $300,000 to local charities.

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