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Verizon Wireless Helps Bring the Issue of Abuse to Light During Domestic Violence Awareness Month


HopeLine® Phone Recycling Program Increases Community Outreach Efforts Throughout October.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Throughout the month, Verizon Wireless is sponsoring special HopeLine phone collections across the nation where consumers can learn more about the epidemic of domestic violence; and donate their old wireless phones to the company’s long-running and exclusive HopeLine program to help victims.

* HopeLine makes it easy for consumers to get involved and make a difference during DVAM – Scheduled HopeLine events include phone collections at sporting events and the How Sweet the Sound choir competitions. More information is available on the HopeLine DVAM Information Center at, which will be updated throughout the month.
* Verizon Wireless employees to step up efforts throughout DVAM – Raising awareness of domestic violence is part of Verizon Wireless’ culture. Planned DVAM activities include HopeLine phone collections at company locations nationwide, employee volunteer opportunities at domestic violence agencies and participation by company officials in local domestic violence awareness events.
* All HopeLine events benefit domestic violence victims – Since 2001, when the recycling program launched, Verizon Wireless has collected nearly 6.5 million phones and put more than 76,000 phones with 228 million minutes of service into the hands of domestic violence victims, thanks to the generosity of consumers and businesses who have donated phones to HopeLine.

“We’re in the fortunate position of having a product that can help change the life of someone who has been affected by domestic violence, enabling them to get assistance or stay in touch with friends and family,” said Lowell McAdam, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless. “While we put our technology to work for domestic violence victims every day, Domestic Violence Awareness Month gives us the opportunity to engage the community and open up discussions around this very serious issue. We urge all wireless customers to visit a store or find a HopeLine event near them and donate their old wireless phones this month. Together, we can make a difference.”


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