FairPoint Announces Finalists in 'Heroes in Our Community'

FairPoint to donate $2,000 to charity with most Facebook votes


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Sabina Haskell

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (April 16, 2012) - You voted; we tallied.

The six Vermont nonprofits in the running for a $2,000 donation from FairPoint Communications' "Heroes in Our Community" from Vermonters' Facebook vote-off are:

  • Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
  • Everybody Wins!
  • King Street Youth Center
  • Mark Skinner Library
  • Northeast Disabled Athletic Association
  • Young Writers Project


Vermonters are encouraged to vote for one of these six nonprofits until June 24. FairPoint will announce the winner on Monday, June 25. FairPoint will be featuring each of these nonprofits on its Facebook page throughout the next few weeks.

'Vermont's nonprofits really make the Green Mountain State a stronger and better place to live and work,' said Mike Smith, Vermont state president for FairPoint. 'They connect communities and help Vermonters; FairPoint is honored to recognize their good deeds.'

Votes can be submitted on FairPoint's Facebook page.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of Broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other Broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable network, FairPoint delivers affordable data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers VantagePointSM services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art network provides Ethernet connections that support video conferencing, e-learning and other broadband based applications. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/myfairpoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).