June 2, 2021
The contribution helps provide support services for domestic violence survivors
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications provider, announced a $10,000 donation to the Unalaska Women’s Shelter and Food Bank. The facility serves as a safe space for women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.
In addition to offering safe shelter, the organization provides crisis intervention, safety planning, legal advocacy, referrals, emergency food assistance, as well as education and outreach. This contribution follows GCI’s $5,000 donation to the organization in 2020.
“Our employees live and work in the communities we serve; we’re your neighbors. That’s why the health and safety of Alaska communities is so important to GCI,” said GCI Senior Manager of Community Engagement Jenifer Nelson. “By supporting organizations like the Unalaska Women’s Shelter and Food Bank, our hope is more survivors can be housed safely and supported through their healing journey.”
In addition to supporting local non-profits, GCI is in the initial stages of a massive fiber project to deliver urban-level internet speed and service to communities in the region. GCI recently launched the marine survey for its 860-mile long subsea fiber project which will connect the communities of Unalaska, Dutch Harbor, King Cove, Sand Point, Akutan, Chignik Bay, and Larsen Bay.
GCI is one of Alaska’s leaders in corporate philanthropy, donating approximately $2 million each year in cash, products, and connectivity to organizations across the state. GCI is committed to giving back to the communities it serves and provides employees with 16 hours of paid leave to volunteer with local organizations. In 2020, more than 320 GCI employees volunteered over 2,900 hours with local non-profit organizations across the state.
For more information about the GCI Gives program, visit http://www.gci.com/why-gci/gcigives.
Headquartered in Alaska, GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer, business, government, and carrier customers throughout Alaska, serving more than 200 communities. The company has invested more than $3 billion in its Alaska network and facilities over the past 40 years and recently launched true standards-based 5G NR service in Anchorage, now the nation’s northernmost 5G service area. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation (Nasdaq: LBRDA, LBRDK, LBRDP). Learn more about Liberty Broadband at http://www.libertybroadband.com.