May 1, 2019
Alaska’s largest telecommunications provider contributes $16,800 in connectivity to USO Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, GCI is supporting USO Alaska and its mission to connect service members with family, home and country throughout their service to our nation. GCI provides internet connectivity to USO Alaska, enabling the organization to provide its important programs and services to military families.
“For military service members and their families, making sacrifices and overcoming challenges are a way of life,” said GCI VP of Corporate Communications Heather Handyside. “GCI is committed to helping service members and their families stay connected. It’s one small way that we can show our appreciation for their service.”
USO Alaska is GCI’s May Spotlight Partner. Each month, GCI “shines a spotlight” on an Alaska nonprofit by featuring them on digital displays in more than 30 GCI stores across Alaska, social media messaging and partnering for spots on iHeart radio stations.
“USO Alaska is a home away from home for all of our service members in all five branches of the military across Alaska; providing morale, entertainment and resources is at our core,” said USO Alaska Center Director Gianna Varrati. “With the help of GCI, we keep our service members connected to family while they are here or deployed.”
This year marks the 78th anniversary of the USO. Learn more at GCI.com and help USO Alaska’s continuing efforts to assist military families coping with the unique challenges of military life in Alaska through emotional wellness programs, entertainment, celebrations, informational services, food and more.
GCI is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Over the past 5 years, GCI has donated more than $10 million in cash, products, scholarships and grants to Alaska organizations, like USO Alaska. GCI provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations. In 2018, more than 660 GCI employees volunteered nearly 8,200 hours. For more information about how GCI supports organizations across Alaska, visit https://www.gci.com/why-gci/gcigives.
GCI provides data, wireless, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP). Learn more about GCI Liberty at www.gciliberty.com.