Here at Frontier, we take pride in our employees’ involvement in the communities we serve.
In Washington State, Frontier team member Ken Baldwin, General Manager in Everett, recently received the Red Cross Snohomish County Chairman’s Award for demonstrating continued support and leadership for the organization. Baldwin has been a Snohomish County Red Cross board member for four years and is former co-chair of the philanthropy committee.
Baldwin was honored along with many other Washington volunteers, for providing essential support to the disaster relief operations in Washington, following the devastating landslides earlier this year.
Red Cross volunteers rose to the occasion to provide assistance to people directly affected by the mudslides, as well as providing day-to-day support for Snohomish chapter operations. This year, the landslide was an important reminder that community volunteers, such as Baldwin, strengthen our communities and prepare them to be more resilient in the face of disaster.
Together with Red Cross employees, nearly 500 trained Red Cross volunteers served more than 29,000 meals and snacks, distributed nearly 8,000 comfort and relief items, provided more than 8,500 mental health or health-related contacts, and staffed Red Cross shelters to provide 142 overnight stays to families in need of a safe place to sleep. With the help of nearly 500,000 volunteers nationwide, the Red Cross works at home and around the world to prevent and alleviate human suffering in emergencies.
In addition to the efforts of the Red Cross and employee volunteers, in the days immediately following the Oso mudslide, Frontier crews worked tirelessly to restore communications services to the impacted towns. Working alongside first responders, Frontier teams were able to restore hardline Internet and phone services to most customers within five hours, allowing them swift contact with family and friends. And Wi Fi hot spots were established at local community centers and schools for those who lost their homes entirely.
The entire Frontier team is very proud of our employees, who do not hesitate to provide essential support for their neighbors on a regular basis.