Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan collaborated with a big business to bring some relief to struggling residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Sheehan joined with AT&T to provide $30,000 in relief to local relief funds.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan made the announcement this morning at 11 AM at the Police Community Center on Madison Avenue along with representatives of AT&T, the Police Athletic League and Feed Albany.

Feed Albany is one of the local groups that will receive funds. The organization will receive $10,000 to allow them to provide meals for essential workers, families, first responders, and individuals experiencing food instability. In the beginning stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Feed Albany was established to assist restaurant and service industry employees who were laid off. From their inception, they have provided more than 125,000 meals throughout the Capital Region.

Albany’s Police Athletic League will receive $20,000 to provide free, new, reusable masks to students as a necessary supply on their back to school list.

Mayor Sheehan said, “As a result of COVID-19, many of our residents have struggled to obtain food and PPE. However, Feed Albany and Albany’s Police Athletic League have stepped up and helped our community when we needed it the most. This generous donation from AT&T is vital to supporting the efforts of these community organizations, and, most importantly, supporting our residents.”

AT&T deserves a big thank you from the community. Throughout the pandemic they have pledged an additional $5.5 million to organizations across the country. It’s great that they stepped up to help communities during this crisis, more organizations should follow AT&T’s lead.

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