News Release

Vote No! To Domestic Violence This Election Day In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Nov. 6 Cell Phone Drive to Benefit Domestic Violence Survivors in Montgomery County

October 28, 2007



Sheldon Jones
Sheldon.Jones@VerizonWireless.com
215-638-5668 (office)
215-219-8890 (mobile)Carly Irwin
215-790-4342

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA — If you've ever wondered what to do with those no-longer-used wireless cell phones, Verizon Wireless has a solution just in time for Election Day on Nov. 6.

At select polling locations in Montgomery County, Verizon Wireless will be collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories through the company's HopeLine® program, which accepts wireless equipment from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes the phones or recycles them in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds from the HopeLine program benefit local victims of domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies, providing essential communication tools of wireless phones and wireless services, and financial grants.

"Domestic violence awareness and prevention is Verizon Wireless' primary community focus, and we encourage the Montgomery County community to join us in our mission to stop domestic violence and support survivors in emergency situations in our local community," said Verizon Wireless Philadelphia Tri-State region president Christine Baron. "I encourage anyone who has an old cell phone they no longer need to let us take it off your hands and turn it into a critical safety tool for someone in a violent domestic situation."

Collection boxes will be placed at the following locations and will be available throughout the course of Election Day:

  • Montgomery Elementary School: 1221 Stump Road, North Wales
  • Messiah United Methodist Church: 527 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill
  • Tiferet Bet Israel Synagogue: 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell

Verizon Wireless is a recognized corporate leader for its commitment to put the nation's most reliable wireless network to work for survivors of domestic violence through its HopeLine program. Since 2001, consumers have donated more than 4 million phones to HopeLine and more than one million phones have been recycled. Verizon Wireless has distributed nearly $4 million in cash grants to domestic violence prevention and awareness programs across the country. For more information on Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program or for instructions on donating a wireless phone, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company 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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