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Comcast-NBCU Commits $1M-Plus to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Includes $500,000 in cash, ad-time donations for public service announcements 8/29/2017 6:02 PM Eastern
Evacuees have filled up cots at Houston's George Brown Convention Center, which has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
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Comcast and NBCUniversal have committed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions toward relief efforts for flooding and other devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

The commitment for those Houston-area relief efforts includes $500,000 in cash to be shared between Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and the American Red Cross.

Related: Comcast Temporarily Suspends Operations in Houston

Comcast said it will also donate advertising time on its cable systems to those organizations to run public service announcements to help educate concerned citizens about how they can assist with flood relief efforts.

Its owned NBC and Telemundo stations also are implementing local phone banks and telethons to raise awareness of ways communities can help with the crisis in Houston, the company said.

Related: Verizon Commits $10 Million to Harvey Relief

Comcast, which had suspended operations in Houston as a safety precaution, has also opened 53,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the Houston area to customers and non-customers to help residents and emergency workers there stay connected.

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