One of the greatest things about the United States is the general sense of community that strangers take on in times of natural disaster or tragedy. We have seen it time and time again that when tragedy or hardships strike, Americans and American countries step up and pitch in to help one another out. This is particularly interesting to see when the person or people step up to help those that are not often thought of. One great example of this has popped up in a recent article that was published by PRN Newswire.
The article was about the donation of free phone calls in prisons and other detention facilities by the communications company, Securus Technologies, based out of Dallas Texas. In light of all of the recent flooding that has been spreading like a plague throughout the south eastern portions of the country, and particularly Louisiana, Securus decided that it wanted to also do its part to help out those in need. Therefore, they will be allowing for prisoners and their families or loved ones to both make and receive phone calls from one another for a limited time up until September 7th.
This news came as a very welcome surprise to all of those that have been affected by the crises of flooding in the south. Many of those families cannot afford to make regular phone calls to their family members in prison or a juvenile detention center because there is usually a steep cost per minute, plus additional fees. Additionally, there are many others that can normally afford to make some amount of communication but now could not because they lost so much due to the flooding from all of the storms. The company estimates that they will be donating a whopping quarter of a million dollars’ worth of free calls.