AT&T donates $40,000 to Salvation Army Atlantic City

Apr 15, 2022 | by Christopher Doyle

ATLANTIC CITY — The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for students to have both a reliable internet connection and social connections with their classmates.

A major telecommunications company is now stepping up to help the Salvation Army bring that to students in Atlantic City.

AT&T has donated $40,000 to the Salvation Army Atlantic City Corps. The donation will help local Salvation Army workers fund their afterschool program for the city’s children from kindergarten to eighth grade.

Corps Maj. Frank Picciotto said students in the area had tremendous need, and he appreciated AT&T putting faith in the Salvation Army.

“It’s all about trust, trusting us that we’re going to do the right thing,” Picciotto said. “A lot of people know that when there’s a need, they come to us.”

George Mayes, the Salvation Army Atlantic City child-care director, also was enthusiastic about the grant. He noted that the organization offers a wide array of services to the students who come for help. The Salvation Army offers students literacy programs, helps students with homework and provides English lessons. Mayes is fluent in English and Spanish.

Full Story

Recent Stories

Related Content: Atlantic City

Get Involved

A gift to The Salvation Army helps someone in your community.

Give Now



Do Good in your community

Find Worship

Join us throughout the week for worship, fellowship, Bible study, meals, community service and fun.