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ALIVE in St. Louis, Missouri, Receives $1,500 Donation From Verizon Wireless For Domestic Violence Prevention

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September 22, 2011

Brenda Hill
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Diana Blair
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ST. LOUIS, MO — Verizon Wireless announced today that it has donated $1,500 to ALIVE, based in St. Louis, as part of the company’s national HopeLine program, which is dedicated to providing transitional housing for abused women and their children while working in faith to end domestic violence. ALIVE is one of 39 domestic violence prevention organizations in Missouri that will be receiving funds to support local education programs and shelter operations.

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

ALIVE provides counseling, emergency sanctuary and other critical services to adults and children impacted by domestic abuse. Due to the awareness of the critical need for safe shelter for individuals victimized by domestic violence in St. Louis, ALIVE decided to fill the existing void in services by opening its doors in 1983. ALIVE’s goal is to increase awareness and to create a more supportive community. Their vision is to end domestic abuse, restoring safety and peace one family at a time.

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, this initiative has collected more than 7 million phones, given out more than $7.9 million in cash grants and distributed more than 90,000 phones with more than 300 million minutes of free wireless service.

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.

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About ALIVE
ALIVE provides counseling, emergency shelter and other critical services to adults and children impacted by domestic abuse. With offices in St. Louis and Franklin Counties, ALIVE provides emergency shelter through its “Nights of Safety” program, along with counseling for adults and children and court advocacy services. Our 24-hour crisis hotline is available in St. Louis at (314) 993-2777 and in Franklin County at (636) 583-5700 or (800) 941-9144. Visit our website at http://www.alivestl.org/ for more information or to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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