100% of the proceeds from the #FloridaStrong Phone Grips to Benefit
The Miami Foundation’s Hurricane Relief Fund
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) has taken wood from trees uprooted by Hurricane Irma in
South Florida and created #FloridaStrong phone grips. One hundred
percent of proceeds from the specially designed device accessory will go
to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. Later this week, the phone
grips will be available at select local Sprint Stores throughout
Miami-Dade county for a suggested donation of $5 each. The phone grips
fit any device.
Following Hurricane Irma, Sprint, its employees and SoftBank committed
$2 million to support those affected by the natural disaster. The
company also sponsored an afternoon of fun at a Miami-Dade shelter by
providing free face painting, ice cream, charging stations and supplies
to evacuees. Continuing these support efforts, all proceeds from the
phone grips will be distributed to The Miami Foundation to address food,
security, vulnerable populations, stable housing and other immediate to
long-term needs for residents in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Approximately 10,000 have been produced and quantities are expected to
last through the Holiday season.
“We are excited to create something positive from the storm debris, and
use these phone grips as a symbol for the Florida community that
together we will come back stronger, ” said Claudio Hidalgo, President
of the Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Region at Sprint.
“We hope that through previous and continued efforts like these and many
more, we can support ongoing needs for relief and rebuilding.”
“The message behind Sprint’s #FloridaStrong effort is an encouraging
reminder of South Florida’s resilience after hurricanes,” said Rebecca
Mandelman, Vice President for Strategy and Engagement of The Miami
Foundation. “We are pleased to have their support through this
initiative that will benefit so many local families still in need of
help to rebuild.”
To find out where to get your own #FloridaStrong phone grip to support
relief and rebuilding efforts, please click here.
Also, follow @SprintLatino and @Sprint4FL on Facebook, Twitter and
Instagram for more information.
About The Miami Foundation:
Since 1967, The Miami Foundation has used civic leadership, community
investment and philanthropy to improve the quality of life for everyone
who calls Greater Miami home. We partner with individuals, families and
corporations who have created more than 1,000 personalized,
philanthropic Funds. Thanks to them, we have awarded over $250 million
in grants and currently manage more than $300 million in assets to build
a better Miami. As the Foundation marks our 50th anniversary, we are
celebrating great Miamians who have championed what matters to them,
encouraging all residents to share their Miami stories and unite around
the causes they care about. Visit www.miamifoundation.org
to learn more.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more
and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about
most. Sprint served 54 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2017 and is
widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative
technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national
carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including
Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant
national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier
1 Internet backbone. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com