TDS to join community bed-building effort in Central Oregon

REDMOND, Oregon – More than a dozen associates from TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) will be among those joining Sleep in Heavenly Peace and Home Depot to build 100 beds for children in need on Saturday, April 1.

The community event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Wy, Redmond. Media are invited to attend.

With a mission of “No kid sleeps on the floor in our town,” Sleep in Heavenly Peace works to build, assemble, and deliver bunk beds to children and families in need. Founder Luke Mickelson is expected to be at Saturday’s event, which is one of the larger bed builds the group has done.

In addition to personnel, TDS (formerly known as BendBroadband) also donated $6,500 toward expenses such as material, box springs, mattresses, and bedding.

“Serving our community and supporting great organizations like Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a core part of TDS’ mission. We’re excited to be involved with this true community project and do our part to help all children get a good night’s sleep,” said Monte Axtell, TDS associate manager of field marketing in Bend.

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Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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