News Release

Verizon Wireless Makes Donation To Michigan Bay Area Women's Center

Company Encourages Other Domestic Violence And Family Safety Organizations To Apply For Grants

April 24, 2006

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Alan Upchurch
aupchurch@marxlayne.com
248-855-6777

BAY CITY, MI — Verizon Wireless is donating $1,000 to the Bay Area Women's Center in Bay City, one of 29 equal donations to domestic violence organizations in the communities across the Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region where Verizon Wireless employees live and work. Thirteen other organizations in Michigan, including shelters in Flint, Midland and Saginaw, are among those receiving donations.

"Because of our employees' high level of commitment to their jobs, Verizon Wireless reported outstanding results for 2005, including having the most loyal customers within the wireless industry," said Greg Haller, president of Verizon Wireless' Michigan/Indiana/ Kentucky Region. "We celebrate their success and honor their dedication through these gifts to organizations that, like Verizon Wireless, are working to make their communities better places."

The $29,000 in donations to 29 domestic violence organizations is above and beyond the normal contributions earmarked by the Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region for community giving in 2006. Domestic violence and other family safety organizations seeking funding can email Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com for more information on how to apply for a grant.

In 2005, Verizon Wireless donated nearly $75,000 and hundreds of handsets with free airtime to domestic violence organizations across Michigan.

About Verizon Wireless
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