OVERLAND PARK, KS — Verizon Wireless, through the Verizon Foundation, has donated $15,000 to Rose Brooks Center, Inc., a domestic violence agency. The donation is in support of this year's Cabaret event, which will help expand the organization's emergency shelter and provide life-saving services to those in critical need in the Kansas City area.
"Verizon Wireless is proud to be a sponsor at this year's event to support domestic violence prevention in the Kansas City community," said Brendan Fallis, president of the Kansas/Missouri Region, Verizon Wireless. "This is a cause our company feels strongly about and we are committed to helping Rose Brooks Center break the cycle of domestic violence."
"Verizon's generosity and commitment to this cause is very encouraging as we set to make a difference in the community," said Susan Miller, CEO of Rose Brooks Center. "Domestic violence crosses all demographic boundaries, regardless of age, education, race or socioeconomic status. Our partnership with Verizon will allow us to continue to provide innovative programs and support to save lives in Kansas City."
In addition to this grant, Verizon Wireless supports domestic violence agencies around the country through the HopeLine® phone recycling and reuse program.
Throughout 2010, HopeLine collected more than 1.1 million phones and awarded more than $2.1 million grants to nearly 450 domestic violence prevention and awareness programs. Moreover, through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless provided 25,392 phones with a total of 75 million free minutes of service to shelters and agencies nationwide for use by clients. In Missouri last year, Verizon Wireless collected more than 9,100 phones through the HopeLine program.
Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 8 million phones; awarded more than $10 million in cash grants to prevention and awareness programs nationwide; and donated more than 106,000 HopeLine phones with 319 million minutes of airtime to victims, survivors and domestic violence organizations.
About Rose Brooks
Rose Brooks Center provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and their children, with a continuum of services ranging from education and prevention of domestic violence to crisis intervention and supportive services. For more information, visit www.rosebrooks.org.
About Verizon Wireless
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