OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced it will donate $30 to Fisher
House Foundation on behalf of each new military service member and
veteran customer account activated.
Through its Sprint Works℠ Program, the company has been offering savings
to active duty, reservists and veterans, and now it is doing even more.
Sprint will donate $30 to Fisher House Foundation on behalf of each new
military and veteran customer account activated.
Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of more than 70
comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost
while a loved one is receiving treatment.
The donation, valid through Oct. 1, 2018, is part of Sprint’s effort to
support members of the Armed Forces during their military and civilian
lifecycle. Donation requires validation within 90 days. Donation is not
tax-deductible for service members.
“Sprint is committed to supporting those who serve and their families
by offering the best value in wireless today,” said Jim Hyde, president
of Sprint Wholesale, Affiliates & Strategic Partnerships. “It’s the
least we can do to give back and salute our military community.”
To learn more about the program visit www.sprint.com/dod.
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. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You
can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
About Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation is best known for its network of 72 comfort
homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a
loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major
military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the
medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21
suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common
kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living
room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee.
Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families
an estimated $360 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using
donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of
injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using
donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near
medical centers without charge. The foundation also manages a grant
program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for
military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.