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Essex County, New Jersey Families In Need Benefit From Saint Barnabas HopeLine® Cell Phone Recycling Drive

Verizon Wireless Donates $2,500 to Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation

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July 7, 2009

Gisela Lopez
gisela.lopez@vivianipr.com
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(L-R) Deborah Morrone-Colella, vice president of Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) Foundation, joined Saint Barnabas Health Care Systems’ Chief Technology Officer Thomas M. Bartiromo and External Affairs Vice President Louis LaSalle to present Verizon Wireless Regional President Pat Devlin with no-longer used cell phones collected during the Medical Center’s recent HopeLine® recycling drive. In recognition of the Medical Center’s efforts, Devlin presented the Foundation with a $2,500 HopeLine donation to benefit families impacted by domestic violence.

Verizon Wireless is a recognized corporate leader for its commitment to preventing domestic violence and raising awareness of the issue. Phones collected through HopeLine recycling drives are refurbished, recycled or sold and the proceeds are donated to domestic violence advocacy groups in the form of cash grants and prepaid wireless phones for survivors. Phones that cannot be refurbished are disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. For more information about HopeLine visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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