Verizon was reported to have deployed a fair number of Wireless Emergency Communication Centers (WECCs) to different areas which were affected by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. The WECCs were deployed on Staten Island, at Monmouth University in New Jersey, and at a couple of locations in Toms River, New Jersey. Just what do the WECCs do? For starters, they offer public access to device-charging and computer workstations, in addition to wireless phones as well as other devices so that visitors can call up family and friends to let them know that they are all right, and there is nothing to worry about – oh and perhaps to send over some money to the bank account so that they can purchase emergency supplies.
Apart from that, Verizon also deployed a bunch of mobile stores-on-wheels which will double up as physical Verizon Wireless stores in Staten Island and in Sea Girt and Howell, New Jersey. These stores too, will deliver free device charging and free domestic phone calls to local residents, in addition to all other Verizon store locations that remain open. It is times like these that make the heart melt, as we see the human spirit triumph over disasters, as everyone works together to make sure that we will emerge from whatever storms in life stronger and all the better for it.
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