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Posted at 7:29 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 16:20:49-04

(WTXL) - Verizon is expanding its offer of three months of free monthly access to its customers in the Florida Panhandle that were most heavily impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Along with Bay and Gulf counties, every Verizon customer in Calhoun, Franklin, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Wakulla, and Washington counties will be automatically credited for three months of monthly access charges for each line.

This free service is for consumers, business accounts and public safety organizations.

Verizon also announced on Thursday contributions totaling $1 million to organizations assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Verizon Wireless Operations Leader, Tami Erwin, said Verizon will donate a total of $500,000 to the American Red Cross to support recovery efforts, adding $250,000 to its original pledge to support areas hardest hit by the hurricane.

In addition, Erwin said Verizon is contributing $500,000 to the Florida Disaster Relief Fund, which is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster.

To learn more about the extension of Verizon's free calls, texts, and data offer through Oct. 31, visit Verizon to follow the company's ongoing surrounding network repair and community relief.