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The Frank H. Woods
Telephone Pioneer Association
The Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Association is a philanthropic organization of Alltel employees who have at least one year of telecommunications service. Our organization was founded in 1941 and was named after the founder of our company, Mr. Frank H. Woods, Sr. We have approximately 700 members.
Although we have a "fun-packed" social calendar, our primary emphasis lies with our community service work. We actively seek to make our community a better place in which to live by supporting services to the "communications impaired" whether it be a sight, hearing, speech, mental, or physical impairment.
Many hearing-impaired individuals in Lincoln and surrounding areas have been recipients of our flashing doorbells and baby cry alarms. Loaner banks for Closed Caption Decoders, and Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD's) were founded in the late 1980's.
Older ongoing projects include our annual egg hunt for disabled children, our Braille and large-print menus for restaurants in our service area, Braille markers for heavily trafficked buildings such as UNL and the Lied Center, and volunteers continue to repair equipment and read for the Nebraska Library for the Visually Impaired.
In recent years, the Pioneers have initiated several new projects as well. Aid to students with disabilities at UNL as reading volunteers, donations to a playground project for handicapped children in York, and a handicap entrance to the swimming pool in Nebraska City have been just some of the newer projects.
Thanks to a great Community Service Committee and to all the Pioneer members who give of their time and talents so unselfishly, we have received local and national recognition and awards.
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