News Release

Verizon Wireless Donates 300 Cell Phones Free Service to San Diego's Toll Free Domestic Victim Hotline

$5000 Also Donated Towards Seed Money for "One Stop Shop" Domestic Violence Facility A Multi-Agency Partnership Which Includes the City Attorney's Office & San Diego Police Dept.

October 14, 2001

Maria Velasquez
619-235-5725

SAN DIEGO, CA — WHAT:
City Attorney Casey Gwinn will announce that Verizon Wireless, the Official Wireless Partner for the City of San Diego, will donate 300 cellular phones and free service to San Diego's toll free Domestic Violence Hotline (888-305-SAFE). The donation is part of the San Diego Domestic Violence Partnership; a cooperative effort launched last February between Mayor Dick Murphy, City Attorney Casey Gwinn, the San Diego Domestic Violence Council and Verizon Wireless. In addition, Verizon will also donate $5,000 which will go towards seed money to fund "One Stop Shop," a multi-agency partnership which will house key professionals in one facility to provide services to victims and families of domestic violence.

WHEN:
Monday, October 15, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:
San Diego City Council Chambers
12th Floor, 202 C Street, Downtown San Diego

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 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 97 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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