News Release

Greensboro And Burlington, North Carolina Verizon Wireless Stores Serving As Drop-Off Locations To Help Eastern Guilford High School

Community Encouraged To Bring New Or Used Books, CDs Or DVDs To Help Replenish School's Supplies For Classroom Instruction

December 18, 2006

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

Erin Nelson/JDPR
erinn@jdpr.com
864-233-3776, ext. 17

GREENSBORO, NC — Verizon Wireless announced today that several Verizon Wireless communications stores and authorized agents in Greensboro and Burlington, North Carolina would collect needed supplies for Eastern Guilford High School. The donated items will help replenish school materials destroyed in the fire that ravaged the school on November 1, 2006.

Starting today, Verizon Wireless is asking the community to bring new or gently used books, Classic novels, movies on DVD and music CDs and to any of the following Verizon Wireless stores serving as drop-off locations:

Greensboro Stores:
Verizon Wireless Store
4203 West Wendover Ave., Suite L
Greensboro, NC 27407

Verizon Wireless Store
2609 Lawndale Drive, Suite 2B3
Greensboro, NC 27408

CELLULAR SALES
1605 Westover Terrace
Greensboro, NC 27408

Burlington Stores:
Verizon Wireless Store
422 Huffman Mill Road, Suite 121
Burlington, NC 27215

CELLULAR SALES
2757 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215

"Eastern Guildford High School's recent fire is a true tragedy, and we need to rise to the occasion to help EGHS get the supplies they need to assist with classroom instruction," said Jerry Fountain, President of Carolinas/Tennessee Region. "This collection will be vital to replenishing school supplies that were destroyed and will rekindle the school's hope for a bright future."

For more information about the collection in Verizon Wireless stores, contact Heather Elliot at 919-933-9926.

About Verizon Wireless
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