News Release

Delaware County Domestic Abuse Organization Donates 80 Phones To Verizon Wireless’ “HopeLine” Program

April 28, 2003

Amy Oppenheim
215-790-4404

MEDIA, PA — Representatives from the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County recently presented 80 no-longer-used wireless phones to Paul Harnden, assistant manger of the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in the Granite Run Mall in Media, Delaware County.  The phones were donated to the Verizon Wireless' HopeLineSM program, which distributes recycled wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports nonprofit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally-friendly method for recycling phones. The collected phones will be refurbished and recycled or sold to benefit local victims of domestic violence. 

As a result of HopeLine and related phone recycling programs the company has organized since 1995, Verizon Wireless has collected over one million used wireless phones for the benefit of domestic violence victims and advocacy groups, including nearly 10,000 wireless handsets in the Philadelphia Tri-State region.  Phone donations are accepted at the following Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Delaware County:

    Abington Communications Store
    1901 Old York Road
    Abington, PA  19001

    Ardmore Communications Store
    195 W. Lancaster Avenue
    Ardmore, PA  19003

    Granite Run Mall Communications Store
    1067 W. Baltimore Pike, Space 159
    Media, PA  19063

    Springfield Communications Store
    130 South State Road
    Springfield, PA  19064

About the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County
The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and serving adult domestic violence victims and their children. The organization's services include a 24-hour hotline, counseling and legal services, emergency safe housing, transitional housing, medical advocacy and prevention education in Delaware County. 

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications.  The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 33.3 million customers.  Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD).  Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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