A Hero Twice Over

Each quarter, Suddenlink distributes a series of “Hero” awards to employees nominated by their peers for exceptional acts of customer and/or community service. Each award includes a profile of recipients in the company newsletter, a congratulatory note from Suddenlink’s chief operating officer, and a cash bonus.

In the fourth quarter last year, one of those awards went to Eric Washburn, a Suddenlink broadband technician who works in Parkersburg, W. Va., and nearby Marietta, Ohio. Eric turned around and donated the cash portion of his award to the Marietta Youth Football League.

“I didn’t think I did anything out of the ordinary to earn the award,” Washburn said. “I’ve been involved with the youth league for about six years. We are always in need of funds, so I thought donating the money would be the right thing to do. Every penny we have helps a lot of local kids. I didn’t have that kind of support growing up, so any kid we can help makes me feel better.”