TDS gives $10K to aid Kentucky flood victims and recovery efforts

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is donating $10,000 to the Buckhorn Children & Family Services organization to support victims of the recent flash flooding in Kentucky.

“We have seen the destruction firsthand, and this donation is our way of helping our fellow Kentuckians,” says Bruce Mottern, TDS State Government Affairs Manager. “Buckhorn Children & Family Services has, as it has for years, opened its doors to aid those in need and we are proud to help support the organization’s efforts.”

Storms moved through Kentucky the last week of July dropping record rainfall and causing widespread flash flooding. Buildings, homes, and other infrastructure were damaged or washed away. Buckhorn Children & Family Services has become a central point for flood aid in the community providing housing, water, food, medicine, and other needed assistance

“All of us at TDS extend our thoughts to the families and businesses who are impacted—especially those who lost loved ones as a result of these storms,” said Mottern.

TDS reported losing equipment hubs, as well as telephone poles and transmission lines. The company is warning customers that service outages in both Ary and Wolf Coal could be significant as they work to rebuild.

TDS has been an internet and phone provider in Kentucky for nearly 35 years serving multiple communities in Leslie and Perry counties including Bledsoe, Buckhorn, Canoe, Dwarf, Hyden, Stinnett, and Wooton. Buckhorn Children & Family Services has provided help and support for children and families across Kentucky since 1902. 



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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