News Release

Verizon Wireless And The Wilson County Casa Further Domestic Violence Education And Prevention Effort in Tennessee

Check Presentation on August 17th to be held at Verizon Wireless' New Mt. Juliet Store

August 9, 2006

Carly Culbertson
Verizon Wireless Carolinas/Tennessee Region
Carolyn.Culbertson@verizonwireless.com
864-987-2006

Tara Healy/JDPR
tarah@jdpr.com
864-233-3776, ext. 14 or 864-704-2636

MT. JULIET, TN — Verizon Wireless, a recognized corporate leader in the fight against domestic violence, will donate $1,000 to the Wilson County CASA, Inc., a non-profit organization in Wilson County, to help aid children in domestic abuse and neglect situations.

Wilson County CASA leaders will accept the check, alongside the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce and business officials on Thursday, August 17th at 11:00 AM in conjunction with a ribbon cutting ceremony of Verizon Wireless' new Mt. Juliet store, located in the Providence Marketplace (across from Target) at 401 South Mt. Juliet Road.

"Domestic abuse and neglect can be devastating to both adults and children, and our goal is to serve as a voice and an ally for young victims in our community," comments Laura Swanson, Executive Director of the Wilson County CASA. "Verizon Wireless' commitment to domestic violence prevention, and the financial contribution they make to our organization, provides our office with the tools and support we need to make our effort successful."

Verizon Wireless' commitment to fighting domestic violence began in 1995 when the company introduced its HopeLine ® program as a way to make a difference in the areas of domestic violence awareness, prevention and victim recovery.

The Mt. Juliet store and all of Verizon Wireless' 2,000 company-owned stores collect used cell phones (any make, model or carrier) to recycle the phones and give the proceeds to domestic violence programs across the country.

Store hours for the Mt. Juliet store are Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The Mt. Juliet store phone number is 615-773-1900 and Chris Lowry is the store manager. Customers can also visit these additional Verizon Wireless retail outlets in the Greater Nashville area:

GREEN HILLS
4044 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
615-385-1910

MARYLAND FARMS
18 Cadillac Drive, Suite 400
Brentwood, TN 37027
615-832-2355

THOROUGHBRED
420 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 120
Franklin, TN 37067
615-771-6448

CIRCUIT CITY
7669 Highway 70 South
Nashville, TN 37221
615-662-2223, opt. 2

LEBANON
1424 West Main Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
615-443-2355

RIVERGATE
1000 Rivergate Parkway, Suite 2060
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
615-859-2355

CIRCUIT CITY
545 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37067
615-771-6425, opt. 2

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, 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 www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About HopeLine®
Marking its 10th year in 2005, the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program today collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider, which are recycled in an environmentally safe way or refurbished and sold. Proceeds from HopeLine benefit domestic violence agencies, often providing victims with essential communication tools — wireless phones and wireless services, including voicemail and pre-paid wireless minutes. Donations are accepted at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

Wilson County CASA, Inc.
For more information about the Wilson County CASA, or to volunteer with the organization, please contact them at 615-443-2002 or visit them online at www.wilsoncountycase.com.

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