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AT&T AND COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA SUPPORT HURRICANE RECOVERY ONE STOP CENTER

 AT&T AND COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA
 SUPPORT HURRICANE RECOVERY ONE STOP CENTER
 HOMESTEAD, Fla., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T, in partnership with the Communications Workers of America, is supporting the One Stop Center -- South Dade's newest hurricane-recovery resource -- with a complete array of telecommunications products and services...and more than 16 tons of gravel.
 The AT&T donation to the One Stop Center includes a System 75 G3 private branch exchange, 800 and long distance services, computers and all cables and wiring. This total telecommunications package enables the One Stop site to function as a real-time business center where South Florida business owners and residents can have immediate access to all the services and skills they need to get their personal rebuilding process underway. The One Stop Center is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Miami Building and Construction Trades Council with a grant from the National Building and Construction Trades Council.
 AT&T has also located a 12' by 60' trailer on the One Stop site, equipped with 10 AT&T coinless public phones, for the convenience of both visitors to the Center and residents of the surrounding communities who are still without telephone service.
 In addition, the company erected an 80' by 120' tent at One Stop, which will house approved trade council contractors and an office of the Mexican Consulate, as well as an AT&T Phone Center outlet. AT&T also provided the funding to clear the 17-acre site and level it with gravel, and will provide additional landscaping to enhance the fair-like atmosphere of the One Stop Center.
 The Communications Workers of America (CWA), which represents more than 90,000 AT&T employees nationwide, has also donated its time and resources to the One Stop Center. CWA Locals 3150, 3121 and 3122 have donated their labor to install and maintain all telecommunications equipment at the site.
 "AT&T is pleased to participate with the CWA, the AFL-CIO and the other fine organizations that have sponsored this effort to help rebuild South Florida homes and businesses easily and economically," said Barry Johnson, director-corporate affairs. "With the creation of this One Stop Center, Harris Field becomes a true 'field of dreams' for the people of Dade County."
 For more information about the One Stop Center, located just past the intersection of U.S. 1 and 312th Street (by the Homestead Water Tower) consumers can call 800-227-0944.
 AT&T's product and service donation to the One Stop Center is one of many relief programs the company has mounted to help South Florida residents and business recover from Hurricane Andrew. AT&T is currently partnering with FEMA and the SBA at seven Resource Centers in South Florida. The centers help owners of hurricane-damaged homes and businesses apply for expedited SBA disaster loans. The company has also established five calling centers, with banks of public phones, in neighborhoods that still do not have telephone service.
 To help South Florida businesses, AT&T is also loaning single-line telephones, free of charge, to any area business. Loaner phones will be provided for each business line that is already in service, and AT&T will also install its small business long distance service free of charge.
 In addition, the AT&T Foundation donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross effort in South Florida and offered free long distance calling at payphones, calling centers and via cellular phone-equipped roaming vans for more than six weeks following Hurricane Andrew.
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 /CONTACT: Julie Spechler of AT&T, 305-662-6411, or, home, 305-992-3537/ CO: AT&T; Communications Workers of America; One Stop Center ST: Florida IN: TLS SU:


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