Viya partners with American Red Cross for disaster preparedness

American Red Cross

Viya and the American Red Cross Society of the US Virgin Islands are partners throughout the 2021 hurricane season and are announcing a series of initiatives during Hurricane Preparedness Month.

Today Viya donated $ 5,000 to the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Jennifer Matarangas-King, Viya’s vice president of public relations and government affairs, presented the check for $ 5,000 to Tina Beazer, executive director of the American Red Cross USVI.

Matarangas-King said: “Viya is proud of the collaboration with this disaster relief agency this year. Beyond the donation, Viya has and will continue to provide support in a variety of ways, including providing communication tools, partnering with disaster preparedness messages throughout the community, and ensuring that our employees and their families are prepared.

Beazer said, “The American Red Cross appreciates the developing partnership with Viya and hopes we can continue to work together to educate the people of the Virgin Islands on the benefits of disaster preparedness.

In addition to the cash donation, Viya presented the organization with 1,500 communication accessories, such as device chargers, solar chargers and battery packs essential for preparation. These communications accessories, valued at over $ 10,000, have been included in the American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Participant Preparedness Kits at recent and upcoming training sessions held on the site. whole territory.

“Viya employees recently participated in disaster preparedness sessions organized by the American Red Cross. We are working diligently to make sure our employees are prepared, and they have been satisfied with the training and helpful prep kits they have received, ”said Matarangas-King.

Further readiness initiatives are planned for the near future. Viya customers can expect to see handy American Red Cross disaster preparedness checklists in their upcoming Viya invoices.

Viya is also starting her own emergency preparedness week with special giveaways. From September 17 to 25, customers who visit Viya Customer Experience Centers to sign up for a new service or upgrade an existing service will receive a Goal Zero Torch250 flashlight / battery (power, solar, hand crank) and a portable HyperGear battery. This essential power set, valued at $ 150, is available while supplies last.

“Viya is committed to ensuring that the community has the information, resources and communication tools to prepare for the hurricane season. Our special is just our way of keeping the Virgin Islands energized when it matters most, ”said Matarangas-King.

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