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Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center In Kansas Receives $2,000 Donation From Verizon Wireless For Domestic Violence Prevention

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September 27, 2011

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HUTHINSON, KS — Verizon Wireless announced today that it has donated $2,000 to the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center as part of the company’s national HopeLine program, which is dedicated to assisting communities, local shelters and agencies in ending domestic violence. The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center is one of 23 domestic violence prevention organizations in Kansas that will be receiving funds to support local education programs and shelter operations.

“Verizon Wireless has a long-standing commitment to domestic violence prevention, awareness and advocacy, and we are pleased to recognize and support the work of the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center,” said Brendan Fallis, president – Kansas/Missouri region, Verizon Wireless. “Their efforts to end domestic violence in Reno, McPherson, Rice, Kingman, Harper, and Marion Counties made a tremendous difference in the lives of families of domestic abuse and have raised community awareness of the need for prevention and intervention programs. Through our HopeLine program, we are fortunate to be able to work with respected local organizations like the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center across the United States.”

The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center provides confidential, non-judgmental support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and their families and friends.

HopeLine from Verizon puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in the community by turning no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Proceeds from the HopeLine program are used to provide wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention. Since the launch of the HopeLine phone recycling program in 2001, Verizon has collected more than 8 million phones; awarded more than $10 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country; properly disposed of nearly 1.7 million no-longer-used wireless phones in an environmentally sound way; distributed more than 106,000 phones with approximately 319 million minutes of free wireless service to be used by victims of domestic violence; and kept more than 210 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills.

For more information about HopeLine from Verizon visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline. If you or someone you know is a domestic violence victim call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 to talk to a counselor. All calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline are confidential.

About The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center
In Fiscal year 2010, The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center provided assistance to 1,063 survivors; had 6,605 contacts with survivors providing support groups; assistance with filing protection from abuse and protection from stalking orders; information/referral services; personal advocacy; and safety planning and sheltered 110 women and children. The local crisis number is 620- 663-2522 or call 1-800-701-360. For more information or to schedule a presentation on services and/or domestic and sexual violence issues, call 620-665-3630, visit the website at http://www.sadvchutch.org/, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sadvchutch.

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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

 

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