Charter Communications and Stamford Police Association Team up to Help Local Nonprofit Organization
STAMFORD, Conn., November 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Nearly 30 Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Stamford Police Association volunteers, along with Rebuilding Together Hartford, will be in Stamford this weekend to help renovate an Always Reaching for Independence (ARI) community residence.
This event is part of Charter’s national philanthropic initiative, Charter our Community, a program that seeks to improve 25,000 unsafe and unhealthy homes in the Charter footprint by 2020. In partnership with Rebuilding Together, Charter our Community provides critical home repairs to low-income homeowners.
ARI operates several community living residences in the Stamford and Ridgefield communities. ARI’s mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities and their families by enabling them to achieve their fullest potential at home, at work and in the community.
By providing critical repairs, Charter, the Stamford Police Association and Rebuilding Together will help transform the lives of the ARI home’s nine residents. Charter is providing a financial contribution and 15 volunteers to work alongside 15 volunteers from the Stamford Police Association. Renovations will include painting, installation of handrails and stair treads, replacing kitchen hardware and adding insulation.
“Throughout 2015, our inaugural year of the Charter our Community program, we’ve improved the livelihoods of hundreds of homeowners throughout the United States and offered opportunities for our employees to strengthen the communities in which we live and work,” said Alex Dudley, Senior Vice President, Communications at Charter. “This is our second Charter our Community initiative in Stamford – where our headquarters are located - and our employees are thrilled to work alongside the Stamford Police Association.”
“The men and women of the Stamford Police Association have a long history of involvement in our community,” said Stamford Police Association President Sean Boeger. “Our members have previously volunteered their time for and have made donations to ARI – including for the past 50 years, delivering holiday gifts to the developmentally disabled teens and adults who participate in the program. We’re looking forward to continuing our connection with ARI through this event with Charter.”
The Charter our Community initiative has been implemented nationally, across Charter Communications’ 28-state service area. The program is anchored by an online hub that features inspirational stories of impact, guidance on how to apply for critical home repairs and homeowner resources and education that will help people maintain safe and healthy homes. To date, the program has helped improve over 630 homes.
To learn more about Charter our Community, please visit: CharterOurCommunity.com.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter Spectrum TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Spectrum Internet® access, and Charter Spectrum Voice®. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. More information about Charter can be found at Charter.com.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together strengthens the lives of our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. As we rebuild homes, community spaces and nonprofit facilities, our lasting impact helps to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country. We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Learn more and get involved at RebuildingTogether.org.
About the Stamford Police Association
Since 1941, the Stamford Police Association has represented the men and women of the Stamford Police Department as their labor union, representing 491 active and retired members. The SPA has a long-standing history of giving back to the community it serves. This includes donations and events geared toward the less fortunate and disabled, as well as supporting youth athletics with the city of Stamford through the Police Athletic League.