News Release

June 15, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Anyone wishing to donate nonperishable items to those affected by the Sockeye Fire in the Matanuska Susitna Borough can take items to the GCI store in Wasilla, located at 1879 E. Parks Highway, in the Target shopping center, or to one of five Anchorage-area GCI stores. 

On behalf of the Red Cross, GCI will be collecting such items as clothing, blankets, food, diapers, dog and cat food and other nonperishable items. 

“The entire GCI family is concerned about the safety and wellbeing of our employees and residents in the area around the Sockeye Fire, and we want to do whatever we can to support them in this time of need,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. 

The GCI store in Wasilla will be collecting items beginning immediately. 

Beginning Tuesday, June 16, GCI will also be collecting donations at five Anchorage-area stores. All donations will then be delivered to the Red Cross of Alaska’s Mat-Su Valley Disaster Services. 

Stores accepting donations include:

  • 1879 E. Parks Highway, Wasilla (in the Target shopping center)
  • 13221 Old Glenn Highway, Eagle River (in the Fred Meyer shopping center)
  • 1524 Muldoon Road, Anchorage (in the Fred Meyer shopping center)
  • 2800 C Street, Anchorage
  • 2203 W. Dimond Blvd., Suite 100-A, Anchorage (corner of Victor and Dimond)
  • 1901 Abbott Road, Anchorage

About GCI

GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed internet, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,300 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at

Liz Baker, Thompson & Co. Public Relations