AT&T launches SMS donation campaign to support community in Uvalde, TX


AT&T has launched an SMS donation campaign to help support families and the community in Uvalde, Texas, after the mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers last week.

AT&T has partnered with Community Health Development, Inc. to launch the campaign to provide financial support for mental health and bereavement services.

AT&T and the AT&T Foundation are also donating $50,000 to the OneStar Foundation to support the Robb School Memorial Fund, which will help families and the community affected by the Robb Elementary School tragedy, the company said.

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Those looking to donate can text Uvalde to 20222 to donate $10 that will go directly to Community Health Development, Inc, a South Texas-based community health center that provides care to nearly 11,000 people. AT&T says it will pay all administrative costs.

Anyone can donate, regardless of their wireless service provider, and the charge will be automatically added to the donor’s wireless bill or deducted from their prepaid balance. Anyone who wants to donate more than $10 can text as many times as they want until they reach the desired amount, AT&T says.

Donors must be 18 years or older and all donations must be authorized by the account holder.

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