Last week’s preparations
As Hurricane Florence approached the coast last week, forecasts predicted the storm could pass through Raleigh where Republic Wireless is headquartered. Our focus was on precautions to ensure the best possible service and support despite adverse weather conditions.
This week’s reality
Now that the storm has passed, our thoughts turn to our neighbors in North and South Carolina who were affected. Many of our staff have families in areas where power outages and extensive flooding will require weeks or months of recovery.
2 GB of data to impacted members
When the power is out for days or weeks, or you’ve been relocated, using Wi-Fi is not your top priority, and it may even be unavailable. On Wednesday, Republic Wireless gave many of our Members residing in North and South Carolina 2 GB of free data, so running out of data doesn’t have to be a concern. If you are in a recovery situation and we missed this chance to help, please let us know; just open a ticket, or private-message me here in our Member Community.
Making it personal
Republic Wireless employees are also taking a grass-roots approach to helping our neighbors in the Carolinas. Staff members are spending personal time delivering supplies and helping with recovery efforts. Our leadership team has challenged us with a matching-funds pledge from their personal pockets, supporting The Carolina Cavalry, a non-profit organization where one of our team members volunteers. This organization is delivering supplies and volunteer assistance to the hardest-hit areas. For those who are interested in contributing, there are many charitable organizations mobilizing relief efforts. In addition to the Carolina Cavalry, the Red Cross, the Foundation for the Carolinas Hurricane Florence Response Fund, and many others are engaged in these important response efforts.
We appreciate the kindness of those who expressed concern for us as the storm approached, and we hope you’ll join us in helping our neighbors throughout the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.