News Release

Verizon Wireless Toms River, New Jersey, Store Provides Donation To Aid Local Children's Shelter

September 7, 2004

Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Pam Boyd/Carla Reinas
856-642-6226

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Verizon Wireless recently celebrated the opening of its newest Communications Store in Toms River at 1428 Hooper Avenue. The 8,600-square-foot "superstore" will be the company's largest in the Philadelphia Tri-State Region. Verizon Wireless also owns and operates two other retail locations in Ocean County including a store in the Ocean County Mall and in Lakewood.

To kick-off the Toms River Store Grand Opening, Verizon Wireless provided a $1,500 donation to Ocean's Harbor House — a safe haven for young people, ages 10-21, who are homeless, have been abused or abandoned. The donation was made through the company's HopeLinesm program, a phone-recycling program, which focuses on putting wireless products and services to work to combat domestic violence and assist victims in emergency domestic violence situations.

As a result of HopeLine and related phone recycling programs Verizon Wireless has organized since 1995, the company has collected 2 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 40.4 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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