Frontier Communications donates disaster trailer to Red Cross

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The Finger Lakes NY Region of the American Red Cross will be holding a reception at Hampton Corners on August 7th to reveal the newest addition to its disaster services fleet.

Thanks to a generous donation from Frontier Communications, Livingston County will have increased capacity to respond to disasters throughout the region. The disaster trailer, which is a repurposed and rebranded Frontier vehicle, will be used to carry supplies to a shelter in case of an emergency.

Supplies could include cots, blankets, first aid kits, and other necessities.

“This donation demonstrates how important disaster response is in our area,” said Richard King, Interim Director of Disaster and Emergency Services for the Finger Lakes NY Region of the American Red Cross. “A trailer provides us with greater versatility, the ability to be better prepared ahead of a disaster, and broader reach throughout the region in case of an emergency. We are grateful to Frontier for their generosity.”

Although shelter openings in New York State are less frequent than in other areas of the country that experience hurricanes and tornadoes regularly, there have been several incidents in recent years that required shelters. Large scale fires, tornadoes and severe weather, ice storms, and flooding can all contribute to a need for large-scale emergency housing.

“Frontier is proud to provide this support to the outstanding efforts of the American Red Cross,” said Robert Smith, General Manager, Frontier Communications West. “We value our commitment to our local communities and feel this trailer will serve as a valuable asset to the communities in Livingston County for disaster relief.”

The trailer unveiling will take place on Tuesday, August 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Livingston County Emergency Management Services Headquarters at Hampton Corners in the town of Groveland, which can be reached from the north by traveling I-390 south to Exit 7. The EMS building is at the corner of routes 63 and 408.

Media are invited to attend the unveiling for exclusive photos of the new trailer and interviews with both Red Cross and Frontier personnel. There will be a brief program followed by refreshments. Please RSVP to Erin D. Caldwell at 585-241-4419.

About Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), is an S&P 500 company and is included in the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, entertainment services like TumTiki.com, data security solutions, bundled offerings and specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier’s approximately 15,400 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.