CorporateNovember 3, 2011
Charter, Customers Lend Military Heroes a Helping Hand
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter is providing financial support to military heroes and their families through a three-month Operation Homefront campaign.
Operation Homefront is a national non-profit organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families of US service members and wounded warriors. For each consumer who signs up for various specified Charter services online at charter.com/homefront through January 31, 2012, Charter will make a donation to Operation Homefront.
Charter's donations to Operation Homefront will range from $10 to a maximum amount of $50 for every online service order for Charter Internet Express (or higher level), Digital Double Play or HD Digital Triple Play made through January 31. Customers signing up for Charter services also will be eligible for a gift card valued at up to $250.
Operation Homefront, which holds Charity Navigator's highest rating of four stars, provides emergency assistance to military families, including financial and food aid, auto repair, home repair, and furniture and household item donations. Operation Homefront Villages provides accommodations so families of wounded warriors can stay together during rehabilitation at military hospitals. Operation Homefront also conducts morale and support programs for military spouses and children.
"Men and women on military bases across this country are our customers, friends and family," said Allan Samson, Charter's Senior Vice President, Marketing. "We care about those who have sacrificed to preserve a high quality of life for people across the globe. That's why we're supporting Operation Homefront and that's why we're making it easy for our customers to join us."
"Many Americans don't realize that military families – especially the families of junior enlisted service members – can face financial crisis when their loved one is deployed and in harm's way," said Jim Knotts, President & CEO of Operation Homefront. "With Charter's help, their customers can help give our men and women in uniform the peace of mind that while they are on duty protecting us, someone back home is protecting their families."
For more information on how you can help support Operation Homefront through Charter's campaign, visit charter.com/homefront.
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 advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter 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 Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
About Operation Homefront
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 5000 volunteers across 25 chapters and has met more than 430,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs. More information is available at www.OperationHomefront.net. Contact can be made with Operation Homefront at:
8930 Fourwinds Drive, Suite 340
San Antonio, Texas 78239
Toll Free: 800-722-6098