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Vehicle donations help those in need

What do a car, bucket truck, and two full-size vans have in common? Each was donated by TDS to help those in need.

First, a family of eight in Waunakee, Wis. received the car. Rather than retire a 2004 Ford Taurus, TDS donated it to the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. The organization quickly handed the keys to a local family who was sharing one car.

The second vehicle, a bucket truck, was donated to the town of Decaturville, Tenn. The 1993 truck was set to be retired, but then TDS learned about the town’s needs and handed the keys over to the mayor. With the bucket truck, the town can now safely hang their own holiday decorations, install street lights, trim trees, and so much more.

The last vehicles donated this spring were 2005 Chevrolet Astro cargo vans. One was given to Vardaman High School in Vardaman, Miss. The school needed a new van, but didn’t have the resources to buy one. The second was given to the Community Center of Hope in Mosinee, Wis. Their “Wheels for Meals” van had more than 300,000 miles on it and a door that fell off every time it was opened. Upon learning of the needs of the school and the Community Center, TDS decided to donate the vans, which were about to be retired.

About DeAnne Boegli

DeAnne Boegli is the National Public Relations Manager for TDS Telecommunications which means she wears a lot of hats on a day to day basis. DeAnne jumped on the social media train early (TDS joined Facebook in 2008) and has been keeping her team at TDS up-to- date with the rapid changes in these popular online sites, in addition to her more traditional public relations, reputation management and media roles. DeAnne holds degrees in Journalism and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. She has been in telecommunications at TDS for the past 13 years; prior to that she managed corporate communications for Rayovac which is also headquartered in Madison, Wis. In her spare time, she teaches dance classes at a studio she started in 2001. So, if you need to learn to tap dance she could help. We all know some PR types are known for dancing around issues, but not DeAnne she tells it like it is and just dances for the sport of it. DeAnne has a unique blend of corporate and entrepreneurial experience which gives her great perspective in talking with business owners and marketers like you.

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