GCI donation supports life-saving services in Utqiaġvik

June 26, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI presented the Barrow Search and Rescue team with a $5,000 donation this month to help support the lifesaving services the organization provides to the residents of the North Slope and nearby villages.

“Barrow Volunteer Search and Rescue works tirelessly to help the people of Utqiaġvik stay safe,” said Bob Walsh, GCI director of rural broadband development. “As a former member of the Nome Search and Rescue team, I know how important these kinds of donations are. This is just another part of GCI’s ongoing commitment to the communities in which we live and serve.”

The Barrow Volunteer Search and Rescue team responds to calls to help find missing people or locate those who are in distress. The team conducts life-saving missions in the area and partners with search and rescue teams in neighboring villages.  For more information on Barrow Volunteer Search and Rescue, please visit its Facebook page.

About GCI

GCI delivers communication and technology services in the consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Alaska with additional locations in the U.S., GCI has delivered services for more than 35 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.

Media contact:

Heather Handyside, GCI
907-301-3481, hhandyside@gci.com