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Bronx Chamber Donates Phones To Verizon Wireless HopeLine To Fight Domestic Violence In New York

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October 21, 2008

Gisela López
Gisela.lopez@vivianipr.com
973-968-7928

BRONX, NY — In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, representatives of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store on Fordham Road in the Bronx this week to donate more than 400 no-longer-used wireless phones to the company’s HopeLine® phone recycling program which benefits domestic violence survivors. (L-R) Franklin Duran of HealthPlus, Fordham Road Business Improvement District Deputy Executive Director Daniel Bernstein, Bronx Chamber CEO Lenny Caro, Verizon Wireless Communications Store Manager Wilfredo Rivera and David Medina of HealthPlus participated in the donation. The phones were collected at Chamber events including members and friends who attended the chamber’s Women of Distinction Luncheon earlier this year.

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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