News Release

Verizon Wireless Donates Vital Communications To Women's Crisis Services Of The Monadnock Region

America's #1 Wireless Service Carrier Provides Six Voice Mailboxes to Local Victims of Domestic Violence

March 14, 2002

J. Abra Degbor
jabra.degbor@verizonwireless.com
781-481-1314

Wendy Bulawa
617-851-3426

WOBURN, MA — Verizon Wireless today donated of six HopeLinesm voice mailboxes to Women's Crisis Services of the Monadnock Region, Inc. These wireless voice mailboxes will allow victims of domestic violence to give out a phone number to prospective employers, landlords, health care professionals, and family members to receive private messages with dignity as they begin the process of rebuilding their life away from an abusive situation.

The mission of Women's Crisis Services of the Monadnock Region, Inc., is to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Monadnock region through crisis intervention, peer support, court advocacy, safe housing and referral to other services.

"We are thrilled that Verizon Wireless has donated their HopeLine Voice Mailboxes to Women's Crisis Services," said Elizabeth Sayre, Executive Director of the Women's Crisis Services of the Monadnock Region, Inc. "Verizon Wireless is a recognized leader for its domestic violence awareness campaign and should be viewed as a role model for other corporations to follow."

"Domestic violence prevention and awareness has been, and will continue to be, Verizon Wireless' chief community relations focus, said Bob Stott, president of the company's New England Region. "HopeLine can make a difference in the lives of the domestic violence victims and provides peace of mind knowing that help from law enforcement is just a wireless call away."

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