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Nov 9th 2012

AOLers Respond to Sandy

From helping impacted communities, to offering a hand for colleagues in need, when Super Storm Sandy hit, AOL employees responded immediately. Employees packed over two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore and donations were sent to ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. When the power went out, AOL connected New Yorkers with one another by partnering with Boingo to provide free wifi throughout Manhattan and north of 34th street. Less than 48 hours after the storm, an internal message board was created where employees could offer resources, including food, water, and electricity, or ask for help. Within hours the message board was flooded with comments such as "I live Uptown and have power, water and everything is normal up here. Email me if you need a place to go. "

AOL continues its relief efforts, as thousands are still without power. AOL.com is featuring an ongoing Red Cross module encouraging users to click-to-donate. The module alone has currently raised over $35K and counting. To date, 94 AOLers have donated nearly $12,000 to Hurricane Sandy disaster relief effort. AOL has committed to match another $10,000 to The Red Cross because of these efforts.

Below is a gallery of AOLers in action as they help our communities. To make a donation visit: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol.

Feb 14th 2012

Look for AOL sponsored WiFi at airports across America!

We know that waiting in an airport can be a bit of a drag. To help alleviate your struggle, we've partnered with nine US airports to provide free, unlimited WiFi sessions to travelers during the month of February.

AOL has sponsored wireless in the following nine cities:

When logging in, look out information about AOL products and services including AOL.com, Editions, Moviefone for iPhone, and Engadget Distro for Android!

We're still testing the service, so don't be too sad if you don't see us when you go online. But if you do, we'd love your feedback. Send us a Tweet telling us where you are, add #AOLWiFi to your tweet and tell us what you think.

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