Community ImpactApril 28, 2016
Charter and Rebuilding Together Long Beach Help Local Homeowners
In partnership with Rebuilding Together, Charter’s national philanthropic initiative “Charter our Community” comes to Long Beach, California on April 30
LONG BEACH, Calif. – More than 30 Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) volunteers will be in Long Beach this Saturday to help renovate the home of a family in need. The project is part of the company’s national philanthropic initiative, Charter our Community, a program that seeks to improve 25,000 homes in the Charter footprint by 2020.
Charter volunteers will begin work at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30, in the 1800 block of West 32nd Street in Long Beach, and will continue working through the afternoon.
Charter’s national initiative is in partnership with Rebuilding Together and aims to provide critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, and safety and energy-efficient upgrades to strengthen communities. In California, Charter is partnering with the Rebuilding Together Long Beach affiliate to rebuild one Long Beach home. The company is providing a financial contribution and more than 30 employee volunteers to work alongside other Rebuilding Together volunteers to make essential repairs.
“We know the importance of a safe and healthy home and want to do what we can to help others in the communities in which we live and work. That’s why we’re so excited to bring the national Charter our Community program to Long Beach,” said Wally Bakare, area vice president for Charter’s California market. “This is our second Charter our Community initiative in California, and we’ve been impressed with the talents and commitment of the Rebuilding Together Long Beach volunteers. Our employees are excited to join with this talented team of skilled tradesmen and women and local volunteers to support a worthwhile initiative.”
Charter’s program has been implemented nationally, across the company’s 28-state service area. The program is anchored by an online hub that features inspirational stories of impact, homeowner resources, education and activities that will help people maintain safe and healthy homes. Since launching in late 2014, the program has helped improve more than 1,170 homes.
To learn more about Charter our Community, please visit: CharterOurCommunity.com.
About Charter Communications
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.
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