News Release

Domestic Violence Prevention To Be Highlighted At Golden State Warriors Game In California

Verizon to present $57,500 grant to Alameda County Family Justice Center and collect used wireless phones to benefit more survivors

January 10, 2008

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925-279-6545

OAKLAND, CA — WHAT:
Verizon will collect used wireless phones/accessories from any carrier at the Golden State Warriors game. All phones collected will go the company's HopeLine® program which provides financial support and wireless phones with airtime to local domestic violence programs.

Verizon will also present a $57,500 Verizon Foundation grant to the Alameda County Family Justice Center to fund the Domestic Violence Healthcare Provider Mandatory Report and Victim Referral Project. The project will utilize technology to equip healthcare providers in Alameda County with the tools to rapidly refer victims of domestic violence to the full range of medical, legal and social services they need to achieve a safe and healthy home.

WHO:
Rich Garwood, regional president for Verizon Wireless
Nadia Davis-Lockyer, executive director, Alameda County Family Justice Center

WHERE:
Oracle Arena, Oakland, California

WHEN:
Friday, January 11, 2008
7:30 p.m. game time — half time check presentation

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving 63.7 million customers nationwide. Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network. A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of nearly 238,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

About HopeLine ®
Verizon encourages customers who are upgrading their wireless phone to participate in its exclusive HopeLine phone-recycling program. The national HopeLine program distributes previously owned wireless phones to victims of domestic violence, supports non-profit domestic violence advocacy groups and provides an environmentally safe method of recycling phones. Donations are accepted at any Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country. For additional information, customers can also visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

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