December 8, 2020
Contribution supports Juneau’s emergency shelter and soup kitchen for those experiencing homelessness or crisis
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – While the cold and dark are a fact of life for Alaskans during the winter, it’s especially impactful on those experiencing homelessness and crisis. GCI’s $1,000 donation to The Glory Hall in Juneau supports the organization’s mission to provide food, shelter and compassion to those most in need to achieve well-being.
“While providing support to those who need it most is always a priority for GCI, it’s especially top-of-mind as we enter the holiday season,” said Jenifer Nelson, GCI’s Senior Community Engagement Manager. “The Glory Hall’s nearly four decades of work to provide food, shelter and care to those in need is a shining example of what it looks like to truly serve their local community.”
The Glory Hall provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as emergency shelter, transportation and social service referral assistance, mental health counseling on demand, assistance with ID acquisition, laundry, showers, as well as volunteer opportunities, and more. The organization also distributes community donations of clothing, camping gear, personal hygiene products, and other items to those who need them based on availability.
GCI is one of Alaska’s leaders in corporate philanthropy, donating approximately $2 million each year in cash, products and connectivity to organizations across the state. GCI is committed to giving back to the communities it serves and provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations. In 2019, nearly 550 GCI employees volunteered more than 5,300 hours.
For more information about GCI Gives, visit https://www.gci.com/why-gci/gcigives.
GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer, business, government, and carrier customers throughout Alaska, serving more than 200 communities. The company has invested substantially more than $3 billion in its Alaska network and facilities. Most recently, GCI launched true standards-based 5G NR service in Anchorage, now the nation’s northernmost 5G service area.
Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for more than 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. GCI employs nearly 2,000 Alaskans. 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.