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Verizon Wireless And Rose Brooks Center Partner To Protect Families

Verizon Wireless becomes Safety Call Partner and donates money for 25th Anniversary Cabaret event

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February 22, 2012

Brenda Hill
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Sarah Davis
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KANSAS CITY, MO — Verizon Wireless recently announced it has increased its level of support, becoming Rose Brooks Center’s $25,000 Safety Call partner. In addition, Verizon will be donating another $5,000 for the organization’s 25th Anniversary Cabaret on Sunday, Feb. 26.

“Rose Brooks Center is working every day to make Kansas City a safer place for all families,” says Verizon Wireless President – Kansas/Missouri Region, Brendan Fallis. “Verizon shares this commitment, as do I.” Fallis serves on Rose Brooks Center’s board of directors.

Verizon Wireless stores are now the exclusive drop-off point for donors and volunteers of Rose Brooks Center who wish to donate their used cell phones.

Through HopeLine, Verizon provides refurbished wireless phones and airtime to nonprofit organizations for use by domestic violence survivors, as well as cash grants to local shelters and nonprofits that focus on prevention, awareness and advocacy.

About Rose Brooks Center
Rose Brooks Center is a comprehensive domestic violence agency providing a full continuum of care including prevention programming, crisis intervention and other supportive services to thousands of women and children each year. In 2010, Rose Brooks Center served more than 17,000 women and children and provided 57,822 safe nights to victims escaping abusive homes. To learn more about Rose Brooks Center, please visit www.RoseBrooks.org.

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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.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 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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