TDS presents Coeur d’Alene Hometown Hero Award

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) surprised a longtime Coeur d’Alene-area nonprofit leader with a Hometown Hero Award on Thursday afternoon.

Cindy Wood has served as the executive director of Family Promise of North Idaho since 2008, working to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.

On Thursday, TDS executives recognized her efforts with a Hometown Hero Award, which honors individuals making a difference in the community and especially aims to highlight unsung heroes.

“As the leader of Family Promise, Cindy has lifted up so many families and made an incredible impact in the community. We’re excited to shine a spotlight on her and recognize her efforts with the TDS Hometown Hero Award," said Scott Schultz, TDS Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, who presented Wood with the award.  

“I am so excited for Cindy to be receiving this award. She is so passionate about helping families who are experiencing homelessness here in North Idaho. Her dedication and commitment in helping these families become self-sufficient once they complete the program is inspiring,” said Rana Cantrell, president of the board of trustees for Family Promise.

Also as part of the presentation, TDS made a $1,000 donation to Family Promise. For more information on the organization, visit

TDS serves North Idaho communities including Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Post Falls and Rathdrum with high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services. The company recently began construction expanding its network in Post Falls.

For information on TDS, visit

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Manager of 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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