BUFFALO, N.Y. (WENY) – AT&T has teamed up with the City of Buffalo and Mayor Byron Brown to launch a Text-to-Give campaign to provide financial support to the Buffalo Together Community Response Fund and the Buffalo 5/14 Survivors Fund.
These funds help the community and the families of the victims affected by the recent tragic events in Buffalo.
Through an easy direct donation process using a smartphone, people can contribute $10 to the community and the victims’ families, regardless of your wireless provider.
The charge will automatically be added to the donor’s wireless bill.
The 5/14 Survivors Fund has been established by the National Compassion Fund that will provide direct financial assistance to the survivors of the deceased and those directly affected by this tragedy.
The Buffalo Together Community Response Fund is being coordinated by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and all donations will help address community needs, long-term rebuilding, and systemic issues that have marginalized communities of color in the aftermath of the horrific events of May 14th.
“Similar to checking out at a retail store and contributing during the transaction, this texting option allows anyone to make one or more $10 donations from their mobile device, regardless of who provides your wireless service,” said Amy Kramer, president of AT&T New York. “We are deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy and our hearts are with the Buffalo Community. We encourage others locally and across the country to join AT&T in supporting the community and the victims’ families.”
The Text-to-Give program is active for all mobile carriers nationally.