News Release

Verizon Wireless Supports Mother's Day Walk Of Hope

Pick up registration forms at area Communications stores

April 30, 2001

Susan Shepard
susan.shepard@verizonwireless.com
503-408-2008

PORTLAND, OR — The entire family is welcome to join Mom for the Mother's Day Walk of Hope benefiting Raphael House, a Portland program providing services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Registration forms for the Saturday, May 12 event are available at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store in the Portland area.

As one of the presenting sponsors of the Walk, Verizon Wireless is making it easy for the family to keep in touch with a special May promotion of 2000 free weekend air time minutes when they renew or sign up for selected national, regional or local digital rate plans.

"Verizon Wireless has a long history of supporting domestic violence initiatives and is pleased to support this fundraising effort," said Kelley DeLaney, regional president for Verizon Wireless in the Pacific Northwest. "Raphael House is a worthwhile organization that provides much needed support to victims, but also important prevention and education tools to others." All proceeds from the Mother's Day Walk of Hope go directly to the Raphael House to provide shelter, counseling and caring for abused women and children in the Portland metro area.

To pick up a registration brochure, visit one of the Verizon Wireless Communications stores listed below:

  • Clackamas Promenade, 8612 S.E. Sunnyside Road, Clackamas
  • Portland Downtown, 121 S.W. Morrison, Portland
  • Gresham, 1031 N.W. Civic Drive, Gresham
  • Sequoia/Tigard, 15495 S.W. Sequoia Parkway, Portland
  • Tanasbourne Town Center, 18021 N.W. Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton
  • Lloyd Center Kiosk, 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland
  • Pioneer Place Kiosk, 700 S.W. 5th Ave., Portland
  • Clackamas Towncenter Kiosk, 12000 S.E. 82nd St., Clackamas

"Go by a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the Mother's Day Walk," DeLaney added, "and take advantage of Verizon Wireless' springtime promotion backed by the largest, most advanced, nationwide wireless network."

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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