Who: The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has been selected by AT&T to receive $10,000 in support of the Gateway Contact Center.
Why this is important: AT&T is providing vital communications services for Super Bowl LV in Tampa and is investing in the Tampa Bay community by supporting the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay ahead of the event.
TAMPA, Fla., November 16, 2020 – Ahead of their work in the Tampa area surrounding Super Bowl LV, AT&T has chosen to support the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay with a $10,000 donation.
The funding received from AT&T will support the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s Gateway Contact Center. The Gateway Contact Center includes the 2-1-1 line, where callers receive immediate information and referrals to local services, as well as emotional support 24/7. As the sole provider of these services in Hillsborough County, the Crisis Center anticipates an increase in demand surrounding Super Bowl LV events in Tampa Bay. This funding will ensure that Crisis Center staff are available to answer calls that come into the Gateway Contact Center ahead of and following Super Bowl LV in Tampa.
This funding also supports the pillars the Super Bowl LV Host Committee have chosen to focus on surrounding this year’s event. The pillars include Early Childhood Education; Food Insecurity; Families; Health and Wellness; Sustainability; and Systemic Justice. The Gateway Contact Center refers to resources throughout Tampa Bay, many of which are encompassed within these pillars.
“The Super Bowl is an incredible opportunity to showcase the Tampa Bay area on a world stage. However, it also means an increased demand on social services in the community due to all of the events surrounding the game, and higher volumes of visitors to our city. We are thankful for the funding from AT&T in support of our contact center during a time when there will be a higher demand on our services,” said Clara Reynolds, President & CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.
“AT&T is committed to our Florida communities and we are honored to support this worthy organization and its mission to help Floridians in their time of need,” said Edwin Narain, Vice President, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T Florida.
About Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
The mission of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone. The organization is the community’s gateway to help, hope, and healing, and is Tampa Bay’s elite provider of crisis and trauma services. Responding to over 170,000 requests for help each year, the nonprofit agency offers a range of evidence based programs designed to meet community needs:
• Gateway Contact Center (2-1-1: suicide prevention, crisis counseling, and information and referral services)
• Corbett Trauma Center (trauma counseling and sexual assault survivor services)
• TransCare (9-1-1 emergency and mental health ambulance services, medical van transportation)
For more information regarding the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, please visit www.crisiscenter.com.
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
*AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $600 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Contact: Ken Gibson
Phone: (813) 410-4129