CenturyLink celebrates Christmas in July with a donation of more than $232,000 to Three Square Food Bank as well as in-store holiday décor, carolers and customer deals

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CenturyLink celebrates Christmas in July with a donation of more than $232,000 to Three Square Food Bank as well as in-store holiday décor, carolers and customer deals

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LAS VEGAS – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is celebrating Christmas early and spreading cheer with a $232,867.14 donation to Three Square Food Bank. A check presentation is open to the public and scheduled for 10:30 a.m. July 18 at the CenturyLink retail store located at Rainbow and Lake Mead (2101 North Rainbow Blvd).

The money donated to Three Square was raised June 1-12 as part of the annual CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive, the company’s nationwide food drive which generates food and monetary donations for local food banks. CenturyLink employees and the company’s local communities collected 2.23 million pounds of food and raised $1.8 million in the 2015 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Food Drive.

To further support its employees’ efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed a $1 million match to local food bank beneficiaries through the drive. This is the sixth year for CenturyLink’s nationwide drive, with more than 47 million pounds of food donated since the program’s inception. Las Vegas outperformed all other markets by raising the most money and, in turn, receiving the most match dollars.

“We are so proud of all of the generous people who helped make this year’s food drive such a tremendous success,” said Jeremy Ferkin, CenturyLink’s vice president of operations for Nevada. “We are honored to present this check to such a worthy and deserving community organization to help their efforts to end hunger in Southern Nevada.”

In addition to the check presentation, the public is invited to experience the joy of a Christmas in July celebration featuring holiday décor and carolers singing holiday classics. Customers in attendance will receive complimentary snow cones, peppermint candy canes and great offers, including a $25 Visa Gift Card (while supplies last) for “Test Driving Prism® TV” through an interactive display.

CenturyLink Prism® TV is an interactive TV service delivered through CenturyLink’s fiber optic network. It is a better alternative to cable and satellite services, providing customers with advanced features and the latest in entertainment technology.

No purchase is necessary to participate in the event, test-drive Prism® TV and receive a $25 Visa Gift Card. However, participants must be at least 18 years old. For more information, please see the official rules at the CenturyLink retail store.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.