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Nov. 27, 2014
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Being able to call our families and loved ones is something we should never take for granted. Nor should we forget the luxury of Internet access. For those who do not have these amenities, U.S. Cellular continued its commitment to the community by providing free phone calls and Internet access at the annual Thanksgiving Day meal hosted by Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) in downtown Knoxville.
“At U.S. Cellular, we’re committed to bringing family and friends together,” said Tom Catani, vice president of the National Business Channel for U.S. Cellular. “That’s why it’s especially significant for us to provide the connections these individuals need during the holiday season.”
U.S. Cellular provided free local and long-distance calls to homeless individuals and those in need as part of the KARM annual community meal, which serves nearly 1,500 homeless or hungry people. U.S. Cellular associates and their family members volunteered at the event to assist attendees with making free phone calls to family and friends across the country on Thanksgiving Day. The company also provided the phones to use and tablets with Internet access.
“We’ve been providing free calls at KARM on Thanksgiving for more than 10 years now, and we love to see people overjoyed to talk with someone they care about – and possibly haven’t been able to talk with in a long time,” Catani said. “It’s very rewarding to see them get information they need online, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to serve the community in this way.”
A total of fourteen U.S. Cellular associates and family members volunteered at the Thanksgiving Day event.
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