Last month, heavy rain and flooding devastated areas of Colorado just south of my restaurant in Ft. Collins, causing federal emergency declarations for 14 counties in the area and the evacuation of thousands of residents. Understanding the impact of natural disasters on our community after going through the 2012 Colorado wildfires, I knew our team had to help. Luckily, Ft. Collins only suffered some road closures and not much damage, especially compared to the areas further south that were more directly hit.
In Estes Park, network crews use helicopter to reach flooded cell site locations; microwave facilities installed to replace miles of damaged fiber lines In Lyons, cell service restored via an emergency cell site on wheels
Network Status: Verizon Wireless took to the air and ground to deliver repair crews and equipment to cell sites inaccessible by flooded or washed out roadways. A temporary cell site on wheels (known as a COW) is now on the air in Lyons, Colorado, restoring cell service while permanent facilities are repaired.
Company activates Text-to-Donate campaign to make it easy for customers to support flood relief efforts in Colorado
September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - What: The Verizon Foundation today approved a $20,000 disaster relief grant to the American Red Cross to support the agency’s relief efforts for Colorado residents. The grant will help those Coloradoans affected by the devastating flood waters in Boulder County and other parts of the state.
The company also activated its mobile giving program so Verizon customers can use their mobile phones to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund to help those affected by the catastrophic flooding.