TDS donates $7,500 to support tornado and disaster relief efforts in Tennessee

To support the continuing recovery efforts from storms that ripped through Tennessee and Kentucky last month, TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has donated $7,500 to the Mid-West Tennessee Region American Red Cross’ fund designated to support the area’s tornado victims.

“We care about the community and know people are still struggling in the wake of December’s storms,” says Bruce Mottern, TDS State Government Affairs Manager. “We’re happy to help play a role in the storm recovery efforts as there is a real need for continued support.”

The storms moved through Tennessee and Kentucky on Dec. 10-12, 2021 spawning dozens of tornados which impacted thousands of homeowners and residents. The Red Cross continues to provide a wide variety of disaster relief, including assisting those who are still without housing.

“Thank you to everyone at TDS for providing a generous gift to the Red Cross. We are grateful for your financial support to help us offer continued hope to those impacted from the Southern/Midwest/Kentucky tornadoes,” said David Hicks, American Red Cross Executive Director for Mid-West Tennessee. “Your support helps with recovery efforts like shelter, meals, comfort and support.”

Helping the communities where TDS provides services is an important part of the company’s mission. In addition to donations like this one, TDS also provides associates with 16 hours of paid time off every year to volunteer at the 501(c)(3) organization of their choice through its Be Good Citizens program.

TDS has served customers in Tennessee since 1975. For more information about TDS visit For more information about the Red Cross visit




Media Contact: Missy Kellor | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4836 |  

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 3,600 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. 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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