One of our core values at AT&T is making a difference in our communities, especially in challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. With many people out of work, some are having a tough time paying for life-sustaining prescriptions. That’s why the AT&T Foundation is contributing $10,000 to Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy.
The Mobile-based nonprofit serves the needs of the community with prescription assistance in southern Alabama. The contribution from the AT&T Foundation will enable the nonprofit to serve additional patients in Washington County and conduct 2 virtual workshops.
“The AT&T Foundation’s support prevents patients from having to make the cruel choice of buying food or paying for medication,” said Shearie Archer, executive director of Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy. “Being there for our patients in Washington County has never been more important, and, thankfully, our services are now reaching more and more patients in rural and isolated areas.”
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy focuses primarily on maintenance medications for chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Each year, over 1,700 patients rely on Ozanam to get their medications so they don’t have to choose between feeding their families and managing their illnesses.
“One of our core values at AT&T is to be there when people need us most, and we are proud to collaborate with Ozanam to provide stability to rural patients during this challenging time,” said AT&T External and Legislative Affairs regional manager Glyn Agnew. “We will get through this, together.”
For more information on how AT&T is supporting communities and responding to COVID-19, please visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html.