News Release

Verizon Wireless Contributed Over $100,000 To Tennessee Community Organizations In 2004

Verizon Wireless supports Tennesseans with proceeds from its HopeLinesm program

February 13, 2005

Carly Culbertson
Verizon Wireless
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

Ansley Welchel
JDPR
ansleyw@jdpr.com  
864-233-3776 x12

NASHVILLE, TN — Verizon Wireless, the nation's most reliable wireless network, donated more than $100,000 in cash and services to over 15 Tennessee community organizations in 2004. Contributions from the company's HopeLine program funded organizations and events aimed at putting an end to domestic violence and child abuse.

"At Verizon Wireless, we are serious about investing in the communities our customers and employees live and work," said Jerry Fountain, President, Verizon Wireless Carolinas/Tennessee Region. "We invest in and partner with organizations that focus on domestic violence solutions in an effort to eliminate this national epidemic. We believe that through our contributions, Verizon Wireless can help make Tennessee a better place to live and work."

Sampling of Tennessee Organizations Who Received Support from Verizon Wireless in 2004

  • Community Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Knoxville
  • Domestic Violence Project, Memphis
  • Exchange Club Family Center, Memphis
  • Exchange Club Family Center, Murfreesboro
  • Genesis House, Cookeville
  • Grace House, Memphis
  • Haven of Hope, Manchester
  • HomeSafe, Nashville
  • Read to Succeed, Rutherford County
  • Tennessee Chapter of Child Advocacy Centers
  • Tennessee Economic Council on Women
  • YMCA of Chattanooga
  • YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

For additional information, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data 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 preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About HopeLine
2005 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, which puts wireless products and services to work to combat domestic violence. Today, HopeLine collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless carrier and refurbishes or recycles them with proceeds benefiting victims of domestic violence. The environmentally friendly HopeLine Program also provides victims with essential communication tools —wireless phones and wireless services, including voicemail and pre-paid wireless minutes. Donations are accepted at all 1,200-plus Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

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