Welcome to The Cable Hope Fund, a cable industry non-profit to support victims of natural disasters and the long-term rebuilding of affected communities.
The Cable Hope Fund is the cable industry's commitment to disaster relief.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO GAVE THEIR TIME AND DONATIONS TO THE CableCares INITIATIVE IN NEW ORLEANS.
Here is what we accomplished:
BATTLE OF THE BANDS FUNDRAISER
• 10 Industry Bands competed.
• Raised more than $300,000 in sponsorships, donations, tickets, t-shirt sales, and silent auction.
• Live auction of Rock 'n' Roll Memorabilia raised more than $30,000.
BOOKS FOR NEW ORLEANS SCHOOLS & LIBRARIES
• 17,000 books and DVD donated.
• $28,825 donated for classroom books adding an estimated 21,000 books for students.
NEW PLAYGROUNDS AT NEW ORLEANS SCHOOLS
• With the help of 400 volunteers,
• New playgrounds were constructed at the Sarah T. Reed and Fannie C. Williams Elementary schools.
• More than 200 volunteers helped landscape, beautify and fix the outdoor areas of Sarah T. Reed High School.
CABLE & TECHNOLOGY FOR SCHOOLS
• Portions of a new broadband infrastructure were financed for Chalmette High School.
• Cable service, HD DVRs, broadband learning portals, and state-of-the-art TV displays were installed at Banneker Elementary School.
• Computers were placed in nearly every classroom at Laurel Elementary School.
FOOD, SCHOOLS SUPPLIES, SPORTS EQUIPMENT & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
• Three tractor-trailer loads of food, school supplies and musical instruments were provided to local schools and families.
• More than 150 meals were prepared and served by volunteers at the Ozanam Inn, a local non-profit shelter and kitchen for the homeless.
• Over 560 prom dresses and suits were donated to local schools.
• Hundreds of personal toiletry items were given to shelters in New Orleans.
• Thousands of dollars worth of athletic equipment was donated to five local schools.
• AIDS centers devastated by Hurricane Katrina were restored with the help of volunteers.
• Financial grants were provided to schools in the surrounding Bay St. Lewis area.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
• One brand new home, currently under construction by Habitat for Humanity and its volunteers, was funded in the Musicians Village.
• Several independent fundraising campaigns, including “Room to Care” and the "Wear It and Everyone Wins" pin-wearing campaigns drove several thousand of dollars in donations.
NEW: Cable Hope Fund RecipientsIn early September the Cable Hope Fund made grants totaling $285,000 to three organizations in New Orleans who are helping with the continuing rebuilding of the city after Hurricane Katrina. These grants were made possible by the fundraising activities conducted by NCTA as a part of CableCares at The Cable Show ‘08 in New Orleans.
A $100,000 grant went to Hands On New Orleans, so that it can continue its Hurricane Katrina rebuilding activities with local volunteers.
A $100,000 grant went to Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans to help perpetuate further volunteer rebuilding activities.
An $85,000 grant went to Greater New Orleans Foundation, which will be channeled directly to the Foundation’s “Rebuild New Orleans Fund,” established just after Katrina for long-term rebuilding.
Full Mesh (from Juniper Networks) performs at the Battle of the Bands Fundraiser
Banneker Elementary School
Rebuilding the Sarah T. Reed School Playground
Naked Brothers Band before their concert at Fannie C. Williams Elementary School.
Fannie C. Reed Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Fannie C Reed Elementary School Playground Construction
Mayor Nagin and Superintendent Vallas accept a donation from the cable industry
Sarah T Reed School Beautification
Sarah T Reed School
Sarah T Reed School Playground
Cable Hope Fund Grants More Than $280,000 Raised During CableCares for Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
More than 800 Volunteers and $900,000 in Donations Led Successful Rebuilding Initiative During The Cable Show ’08
“CableCares” Initiative to Assist the Children and Schools of New Orleans
Cable Show '08 Will Demonstrate to New Orleans How CableCares
2007: Cable Hope Fund at Work after the California Wildfires
Cable Hope Fund Backs Wildfire Relief in Calif.
(Multichannel News Article)
Cable-Backed Foundation Donates $20,000 To Food Bank, Disaster Coalition
California Cable TV Ops Restore Service as Evacuated Employees Return
(Multichannel News Article)
Fires Destroy Hundreds of Homes of Charter, Time Warner Cable Subscribers
Cable Operators Fight California Wildfires
(Multichannel News Article)
Employees Evacuate Homes, Repair Damaged Plant
2005: Cable Hope Fund at Work after Hurricane Katrina
CHANNELS & NETWORKS
A&E Television Networks
ABC Cable Networks
Altitude Sports & Entertainment
American Life Network
Bay News 9 TV
Black Family Channel
Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Fox Cable Networks
G4 Video Game Television
Gospel Music Channel
NBC Universal Cable
Outdoor Life Channel
The Tennis Channel
TVB USA, The Jade Channel
TV Guide Channel
The Weather Channel
Bright House Networks
Millennium Digital Media
Time Warner Cable
David Servies (left), Vice President, Regional Operations for Mediacom's Florida Region, presents a check to Thomas Kracht, Senior Construction Technician, in Mobile, AL.
Tom Jones, Ambassador-at-Large, Habitat for Humanity International (left), receives a check, presented by David Pierce, Senior Director, Public Affairs, NCTA and Executive Director of the Cable Hope Fund (center); and NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow (right).
Mallard Holliday of Cox Communications (L) presents a check to Anthony Di Spigno of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Cox Communications CEO, Jim Robbins, talks with Baton Rouge police and National Guard personnel at the city’s largest shelter, which was housing 7,000 Katrina victims in the days following the storm.
AETN announces educational outreach program for victims of Hurricane Katrina
(PDF AETN Press Release)
AETN is providing over a half-dozen Houston schools that have admitted some of the thousands of evacuated students with educational materials...
Comcast Founder, Ralph Roberts, visits hurricane-affected systems in Southern Mississippi.
Cable ONE bucket truck from Sherman, TX delivering supplies to Pascagoula, MS.
Organizations that received grants from the Cable Hope Fund in 2005.
Cable Hope Fund Grants More than $700,000 to Hurricane Relief Efforts
10/6/05 Letter from the White House
Letter from President Bush Recognizing Efforts of the Cable Hope Fund
Katrina Housing Partners with Cable Industry to Aid Cable Employees Affected by Hurricane Katrina
Cable Industry Establishes "Cable Hope Fund" to Aid Those Affected by Hurricane Katrina