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Verizon Wireless And The University Of Texas-El Paso Miners Team Up To Provide A HopeLine For Survivors Of Domestic Violence


EL PASO, TX — Verizon Wireless and the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) Athletics Department are teaming up again this year to help curb domestic violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Fans attending the Miners home game on Oct. 11 are invited to donate used wireless phones and accessories to benefit survivors of domestic violence through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program. HopeLine drop boxes will located at the information booths inside the Sun Bowl stadium.

Through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any service provider are recycled, or refurbished and sold. Verizon Wireless uses the proceeds to award grants and to donate wireless phones with prepaid airtime to local shelters and non-profit organizations to aid survivors of domestic violence.

“Verizon Wireless is pleased to partner again with the Miners to have HopeLine included in game day activities,” said Tony Heyman, regional president for Verizon Wireless. “We encourage fans to donate their no longer needed wireless phones and accessories to help us make a difference in an epidemic that affects one in three American women during their lifetime.”

Wireless phones and equipment can be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For more information, visit


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