News Release

Verizon Wireless And State Senator Diane Allen Launch Phone Recycling Program To Aid Domestic Violence Victims

June 25, 2003

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd
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MT. HOLLY, NJ — Verizon Wireless and State Senator Diane Allen recently joined forces to launch a 60-day phone collection drive to support Verizon Wireless' national HopeLineSM program, which benefits domestic violence victims. At the kickoff news conference, are Sen. Diane Allen; Christine Baron, Philadelphia Tri-State Region President, Verizon Wireless and Deborah Berkowitz, community affairs manager, Providence House.

Through the drive, which runs until August 12, no-longer-used wireless phones are being collected at sites throughout the South Jersey region, including Sen. Allen's district office at 2313 Burlington Mount Holly Road and Verizon Wireless Communications Stores at Burlington Center and Rt. 73 in Mt. Laurel. Additional drop-off points are the Burlington County Library's main branch and participating branch locations, Burlington County College's Pemberton, Willingboro Town Center and Mt. Laurel Security Offices, and the Burlington County Human Services Building. Verizon Wireless kicked off the drive by donating 50 phones to Providence House, a local domestic violence prevention agency. In addition, the company will donate $1 to Providence House for every phone collected during the drive — up to $1,500.

As a result of HopeLine and related phone recycling programs Verizon Wireless has organized since 1995, the company has collected more than 1 million wireless phones for the benefit of domestic violence victims and advocacy groups. For more information, visit verizonwireless.com/hopeline.   

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.

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