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AFL Hyperscale and Light Brigade® Support King County, WA Community

6/10/2019

AFL Hyperscale and Light Brigade® Support King County, WA Community

Kent, WA and Spartanburg, SC – June 10, 2019 – AFL Hyperscale, a manufacturer of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center, telecom and enterprise networks, and Light Brigade, AFL’s training and education division, supported several local nonprofits this spring through AFL’s Community Outreach Program. United Way of King County, Vision House and Northwest Harvest were recipients of funding and volunteer efforts. 

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AFL Hyperscale and Light Brigade took part in AFL’s annual worldwide giving campaign called “Imagine That!” by raising more than $20,000 to support the community through United Way of King County. The annual employee fundraiser helps build a community where students graduate, families are financially stable, and people have homes.Through AFL’s Community Outreach Program, donations were matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100 and for those new to the United Way campaign, donations were matched dollar-for-dollar with no limit.

Both companies also presented $2,500 in grants to Vision House and Northwest Harvest as part of AFL’s Community Outreach Program, which supports social service programs for children and STEM education. A $1,250 grant was presented to Vision House, an organization that helps families move from the crisis and trauma of homelessness to stability and self-sufficiency in King County, WA. The grant will support Vision House’s transitional housing program that provides families a place to rebuild their lives and learn new life skills. Northwest Harvest received a $1,250 grant to support its Year-round Children's Nutrition Initiative. The initiative focuses on childhood hunger and school readiness and will serve more than 11,000 children this year in King County, WA.

Several Light Brigade team members also donated time to volunteer at Vision House’s No Homeless Kids Benefit Lunch on May 7, in Bellevue, WA. Volunteers assisted with pre-event setup, post-event clean-up and had the opportunity to attend the inspiring luncheon that raised more than $450,000 to assist families experiencing homelessness.

AFL Hyperscale and Light Brigade are actively involved in making a difference in the lives of their neighbors. Throughout the year, team members join together to make a positive impact in their community through volunteer activities and fundraising initiatives.     
AFL has an extensive Community Outreach Program that provides grants, sponsorships, associate engagement projects, disaster relief and more.

About Light Brigade
Founded in 1987, Light Brigade has trained over 60,000 technicians, installers, engineers, designers and other support staff worldwide in a variety of industries. Light Brigade’s instructor-led and custom classes focus on fiber optic installation, testing and troubleshooting as well engineering design including specialized applications for FTTx, utilities, industrial, broadcast and others. All courses are designed to improve efficiencies, reduce costly errors and lower operating costs by focusing on technology and providing relevant course materials. To learn more visit lightbrigade.com or learn.lightbrigade.com or call (800) 451-7128.  

About AFL Hyperscale
A global leader in fiber optic technology, AFL Hyperscale creates next generation, end to end connectivity solutions for all data center, telecom and enterprise networks. AFL Hyperscale is supported by their parent and grandparent companies, AFL and Fujikura, and are well-positioned to offer dedicated local support on a global scale. To learn more, visit www.aflhyperscale.com.
 
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Contacts
Kelli Matheny
Human Resources Manager
AFL Hyperscale
(425) 291-4206
Kelli.Matheny@AFLHyperscale.com

Corie Culp
Community Relations Manager
AFL
864.433.5409
Corie.Culp@AFLglobal.com 

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