Fairbanks-area GCI stores collect donations for Rex Complex Wildfires

June 25, 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska – Community donations of nonperishable items are being collected at GCI stores in Fairbanks and North Pole to support crews fighting the Rex Complex Wildfires. 

"The Fairbanks community is no stranger to wildfires. All of us at GCI want to help in any way that we can,” said GCI Interior Region Stores Manager Roxy Marcy. “Collecting and delivering donations to the Fairbanks and North Pole areas is the least we can do to support the brave firefighters and affected families."

Requested donations to support fire crews include such nonperishable items as:

  • Water
  • Trail mix
  • Granola bars
  • Sports drinks (Gatorade, Vitamin Water or similar)

GCI stores serving as donation drop-off locations as well as hours of operation are as follows:

  • 3637 Airport Way (8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. –  5 p.m., Saturday and noon – 4 p.m., Sunday)
  • 510 Merhar Ave. (8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. –  5 p.m., Saturday and noon – 4 p.m. Sunday)
  • 32 College Road in Bentley Mall (10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday)

It should be noted that monetary donations will not be accepted at GCI stores. 

More information about donation drop-offs and any changes in needs will be posted to GCI’s Facebook page.

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 broadband, 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 www.gci.com.

Liz Baker, Thompson & Co. Public Relations