News Release

Verizon Wireless Awards HopeLine Grant to Stop Domestic Violence Program in Plattsburgh, New York

$1,250 Grant Awarded for Domestic Violence Prevention and Education Projects

October 18, 2005

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Meredith Dropkin
meredithd@mragroup.com
315-233-3000

PLATTSBURGH, NY — Verizon Wireless will present the STOP Domestic Violence Program in Plattsburgh with a $1,250 grant from the company's HopeLine® Foundation. The grant will be used to send STOP staff to national and statewide training and conferences, specific to issues of domestic violence. The grant is one of 13 grants totaling $35,000 that are being awarded across Upstate New York to help organizations involved in domestic violence prevention and education introduce new programs, expand existing ones or add facilities to better serve clients.

WHO: Susan Kelley, Program Director, STOP Domestic Violence
John O'Malley, Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2005
3:00 PM

WHERE: Verizon Wireless Communications Store
345 Cornelia Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 562-2355

WHY: Verizon Wireless, a recognized corporate leader in the fight against domestic violence, works to combat domestic violence and raise awareness of the issue through the company's HopeLine program. Marking its 10th year in 2005, HopeLine today collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes the phones or recycles them in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds from the HopeLine program benefit victims of domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies, providing essential communication tools of wireless phones and wireless services, and financial grants. Phone donations are accepted at all 1,200-plus Verizon Wireless Stores across the country. 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 47.4 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.

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