"FRII, the local contact here in Fort Collins, has been exceptional to work with. They have anticipated our needs and crafted a great Internet solution. We really appreciate them stepping up to help their community like they have."
Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) July 05, 2012
FreedomVoice, Front Range Internet Inc. (FRII),& PCG Telecom announced their collective donation of a communications system at the Disaster Response Donation and Collection Center in Larimer County. The system consisting of Internet service, telephones, telephone service - including full installation, will aid in the recovery efforts of the wildfires impacting much of Colorado.
FRII is providing the Internet connectivity as well as labor and materials to set up the system in an empty retail space at the Foothills Fashion Mall located at 215 E. Foothills Parkway in Fort Collins. FreedomVoice donated the Voice over IP (VoIP) services and Braun Mincher of PCG Telecom donated VoIP phones. FreedomVoice and PCG Telecom are strategic partners with FRII.
“We offered to help because this is our community, our family and friends,” explained the FRII team spearheading the communications technology. “We know the people who are affected; we are very connected to this community. Larimer County called us because they knew we could get it done,” states John Stark, Business Development, and Tammy Eastman, Corporate Accounts Manager. For FreedomVoice, “These are our friends, and as soon as they asked, we said yes. Helping others and giving back is at the core of our organization,” said Eric Thomas, CEO.
Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS-DR), the lead agency for donations management in Colorado, is coordinating the multi-agency donation and distribution center. Michael Bright, Assistant Facilities Manager at the donation center, expressed his appreciation for the collaborative efforts. "FRII, the local contact here in Fort Collins, has been exceptional to work with. They have anticipated our needs and crafted a great Internet solution. We really appreciate them stepping up to help their community like they have."
ACS coordinates donations management for disaster response for 40 states and territories in the United States. To make a financial contribution to ACS, please go to http://www.acslift.org.
How you can help? For information on volunteering your services as well as donating to support those impacted by the Colorado wildfires, please go to: http://www.HelpColoradoNow.org. Be it time, goods, or money, your donation is making a difference in the lives of those affected by these devastating fires.