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Verizon Wireless Recognizes Local Leaders In New York In The Fight Against Domestic Violence

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October 22, 2008

Gisela López
Gisela.lopez@vivianipr.com  
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ORANGEBURG, NY — (L-R) Sandy Oliva, executive director of the Nassau County Coalition to Combat Domestic Violence, and Sharon Hoahing, the Coalition's operations director, joined Verizon Wireless' Director of Retail Stores Michael Scribner at Shea Stadium last month when the company hosted a special evening to honor individuals throughout the New York Metro area who work tirelessly year-round to assist domestic violence survivors. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Verizon Wireless is a recognized corporate leader for its commitment to preventing domestic violence and raising awareness of the issue. Its HopeLine® Phone Recycling Program collects no-longer used wireless phones at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide and the proceeds are donated to domestic violence advocacy groups or used to purchase wireless phones for survivors. For more information about HopeLine and store locations, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

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