Charter Communications Commits to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

September 1, 2017News

Charter Communications, through its Spectrum Housing Assist program, is committed to helping in long-term recovery efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Today, our Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge announced a $350,000 contribution to our national nonprofit partner Rebuilding Together, to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations in the Gulf Coast.

“Charter serves hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents and businesses, and we are determined to aid the extraordinary rebuilding effort needed as a result of Harvey,” said Rutledge. “Through Spectrum Housing Assist, our flagship philanthropic initiative, and our partnership with Rebuilding Together, this contribution serves as an extension of Charter’s longstanding multimillion-dollar commitment to improving the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Our thoughts are with the people and the communities throughout the Gulf Coast who have been impacted by this disaster.”

Charter is also offering $1 million in public service announcements to air at no cost to assist organizations with fundraising and awareness efforts in their work to help residents in Southeast Texas.

Spectrum is Committed to Long-Term Recovery

Spectrum Housing Assist partners with nonprofit organizations and engages employee and community volunteers in order to provide critical home repairs across the U.S., with a goal of making 25,000 homes safer and healthier by the year 2020.

Through our work with Rebuilding Together, we will reach homeowners who continue to be in critical need of assistance months after initial recovery efforts begin.

“Following a natural disaster, our low-income and disadvantaged neighbors are all too often omitted from long-term recovery efforts,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “With the support of Charter, we can ensure people in the Gulf Coast who need our help the most are back on their feet in a timely manner.”

Since 2015, Spectrum Housing Assist has improved 11,500 homes with the help of 3,000 Spectrum employee volunteers, for a total of 17,500 volunteer hours impacting the lives of thousands of residents.

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with corporate and community partners, they transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing communities. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year.

To learn more about Charter’s commitment to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, read our press release on the Charter Newsroom website.