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Verizon Wireless Donates $1,500 To Local Domestic Violence Organization In Joplin, Missouri

Lafayette House to benefit from grant

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October 29, 2008

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JOPLIN, MO — Verizon Wireless has donated $1,500 to Lafayette House in Joplin. The funds will be used to support physical improvements to the shelter’s main facility.

“Verizon Wireless has a strong history of supporting programs committed to raising awareness and breaking the cycle of domestic violence in our community,” said Lou Sigillo, president–Kansas/Missouri region, Verizon Wireless. “We’re proud to assist these organizations with their efforts to help women and children affected by domestic violence.”

Founded in 1978 by a group of concerned volunteers, Lafayette House began as a short-term option for women who needed a safe place to stay overnight to escape abuse. Today, Lafayette House is a 55-bed sanctuary for women, children and families who are victims of domestic violence or who struggle with addiction.

Lafayette House offers a full scope of services to support women and their families, including domestic violence intervention, substance abuse treatment, children's services, and child-care.

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