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Verizon Foundation Donates $20,000 To Friends Of Abused Families In Wisconsin

Grant helps Friends of Abused Families continue to provide support for domestic violence survivors in the West Bend community

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December 20, 2011

Andrea Meyer
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Colin Deval
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WEST BEND, WI — Verizon Wireless today announced a $20,000 Verizon Foundation grant for Friends of Abused Families in West Bend. The grant will help the organization continue to reach toward its mission to empower and provide safety to those affected by domestic and sexual violence through support services and prevention education in Washington County.

“With the help of organizations like the Verizon Foundation we are able to continue providing valuable services for our community,” said Lisa Krenke, executive director, Friends of Abused Families. “We are thankful for Verizon’s support and this wonderful example of our community coming together.”

The grant was presented by Verizon Wireless on behalf of the Verizon Foundation.

“Verizon Wireless is honored to be able to offer this grant to Friends of Abused Families,” said T.J. Fox, region president, Verizon Wireless. “In these difficult economic times, nonprofit organizations are in even greater need of corporate support and involvement.”

The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, supports the advancement of literacy and K-12 education through its signature program, Thinfinity.org, and fosters awareness and prevention of domestic violence. In 2010, the Verizon Foundation awarded nearly $67 million in grants to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nation’s largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered nearly six million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizon.com/foundation.

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About the Verizon Foundation
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, uses its technology, financial resources and partnerships to address critical social issues, with a focus on education and domestic violence prevention. In 2010, the foundation awarded nearly $67 million to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nation’s largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered nearly 6 million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizonfoundation.org.

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