Cricket Wireless and Rebuilding Together has launched “Connecting Communities” to help restore homes, community centers, and revitalize underserved neighborhoods, the company said.
The effort starts in five cities — Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis and Seattle. Cricket will contribute a total of USD 150,000 to fund 15 projects, 3 in each city.
In each city, three projects will be voted on by the community online at https://rebuildingtogether.org/connecting-communities, to determine which one will receive the most funding. The remaining two will receive smaller donations toward needed repairs. Voting takes place now through Aug. 22, and the projects will be begin in September 2017.
The Connecting Communities program is part of Cricket´s new corporate social responsibility platform, Cricket Cares, which launched in May of 2017. The goal of the platform is to address the needs of the communities where Cricket employees and customers live, work and play.
Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 319* million people; easy and affordable plans and prices that includes monthly taxes and fees; and a great selection of phones customers love.
Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together´s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year.