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MARTIN COUNTY --
For more than 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way at the national and local levels.
AT&T continues this legacy of support by contributing $4,800 to United Way of Martin County. In 2012, AT&T gave $5.77 million to 574 local United Ways across the country.
The United Way of Martin County will use the contribution to support programs that create long- lasting change in the local community. The organization is dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good, as is evident from the work United Way is doing in Martin County where it funds everything from recovery after a disaster to early learning opportunities for children to assistance for individuals with severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
"With funding support from businesses like AT&T, United Way will lift the community by focusing on six priority areas: ending hunger, strengthening families, improving health, promoting education and jobs, and ensuring safety," said Jim Vojcsik, executive director of United Way of Martin County.
In addition to this contribution, each year AT&T employees take part in an employee giving campaign that provides millions to the United Way.
In 2011, AT&T employees, including employee members of the Communication Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Telecommunications International Union, pledged $33.8 million through this campaign.
"AT&T shares United Way's commitment to strengthening communities and improving lives," said Cathy McKenzie, regional director of legislative and external affairs at AT&T Florida.
"The United Way of Martin County support for programs with proven results in our community improves the lives of our citizens by connecting them with resources and expertise that helps them succeed," she said.
For more information, visit LIVEUNITEDmc.org or call (772) 283-4800.