News Release

Verizon Wireless Hamilton, New Jersey Communications Store Launches Phone Recycling Program to Aid Domestic Violence Victims

May 20, 2004

Pam Boyd
pam@thomasboyd.com
856-642-6226 x11

HAMILTON, NJ — Verizon Wireless recently celebrated the opening of its new Hamilton Marketplace Communications Store at 149 Marketplace Boulevard by launching a wireless phone collection drive to support its national HopeLineSM program, which benefits domestic violence survivors. Through the phone drive, which runs until July 14, no-longer-used wireless phones are being collected at the Hamilton Communications store, Senator Peter Inverso's office located at 3691-A Nottingham Way in Hamilton, and Assemblywoman Greenstein's office located at 7 Centre Drive, Suite 2 in Monroe.

To kick-off the drive, Verizon Wireless donated 25 wireless phones with free airtime to Womanspace, a Mercer County nonprofit social service agency specializing in the prevention and treatment of domestic violence. To encourage community residents to participate in the phone drive, Verizon Wireless will donate $1 per phone to Womanspace 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 www.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 39 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. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.

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