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Verizon Wireless Sponsors Local Clothesline Project In Alabama

Effort Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence

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September 29, 2008

Gretchen LeJeune
Verizon Wireless
Gretchen.LeJeune@verizonwireless.com
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In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Verizon Wireless is presenting the Clothesline project to the city of Mobile. The Clothesline Project gives local victims of domestic violence a chance to break their silence and encourages others to get help. Shirts decorated by the victims contain powerful messages of abuse, survival and a chance at a new life. They will be displayed at different venues in Mobile during the month of October.

WHAT:
The Clothesline Project

WHERE/WHEN:
Oct. 1— Oct 31: Government Plaza Atrium
Oct. 10: LoDa ArtWalk in Downtown Mobile 6 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Oct. 11 — Oct 31: Cathedral Square Gallery, Dauphin Street, Downtown Mobile
Oct. 15: Bienville Square for Brownbag in Bienville 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.

WHY:
To help victims of domestic violence break their silence and encourage others to get help.

Editor's Note: If you would like to interview project organizers or shoot pictures or video of the shirts please contact Maureen Smith at Red Square Agency (251) 476-1283.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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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