March 16, 2022

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REV awards employee-guided REVolutionizing Communities grants to local non-profit, Child Advocacy Services

Employees across REV’s South Louisiana markets vote to award philanthropic support to local community organizations

Reserve, La. – REV/REV Business is proud to announce that Child Advocacy Services (CAS) has been selected as a winner of the company’s newly-launched REVolutionizing Communities grants program and will receive $4,000.

The awarding of these philanthropic dollars is the culmination of a recent employee engagement campaign where REV teammates from all departments were given a week to vote on a slate of local non-profits making a difference in their respective communities.

“Child Advocacy Services is very honored by the generosity of staff through REV to make our community safer and stronger!” said Rob Carlisle, CEO of Child Advocacy Services.

“We are very proud to support Child Advocacy Services, whose mission is immensely beneficial to the most important people in the community – our children.” said Josh Descant, CEO of REV/REV Business. “And it’s especially rewarding to put the power of this giving into the hands of our employees who are very passionate about their local community.”

“This employee-guided grants program is a powerful illustration of our company’s and our employees’ promise to localism,” said Scott Small, executive vice president of operations – REV/REV Business – River Region market.

Voting by employees in each of the provider’s three current markets – Bayou Region (Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle), River Region (St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes) and the Capital Region (Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville and Livingston parishes) – concluded over the weekend.

Additionally, employees residing in the company’s Shreveport/Bossier market – where the company’s data center, VENYU, has a presence in addition to the Baton Rouge-based facility – also had the chance to vote on a selection of local non-profits.

 Winners from REV’s other markets will be announced later this week.

 The Children’s Advocacy Center opened in 1997 with the mission to reduce the number of interviews abused children go through when experiencing something as profound and traumatic as being separated from their parents, guardians and families.

 The organization serves abused and neglected children in ten parishes to include the 21st, 23rd, 29th and 40th Judicial Districts as well as Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Charles, and Tangipahoa Parishes.

 For more information about The Children’s Advocacy Center and Child Advocacy Services, please visit:

 For more information about REV/REV Business  and the provider’s new brand and continued commitment to localism, please visit – New Name. Same Company.About REV/REV BusinessEstablished in 2020 and rebranded in 2022, REV/REV Business is the combined parent company of Reserve Telephone Company (RTC), EATEL/EATEL Business and Vision Communications. The combined company, with more than 150 years of collective communications service, operates as Louisiana’s largest, privately-owned, telecommunications network with over 2,790 miles of fiber and nearly 400 employees serving more than 60,000 customers. In addition, the company also operates VENYU, a premier provider of cloud hosting, data center and data protection services. VENYU operates a network that spans coast to coast with data centers and partners in Louisiana and across the country.