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Verizon Wireless Holds Food Drive To Benefit Mountaineer Food Bank, Help Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy In West Virginia

Residents Can Donate Food At Verizon Wireless Locations Throughout West Virginia, Company Will Also Donate $5,000 To Food Bank

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November 2, 2012

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-345-2300

 

Jennifer O’Rourke
jennifer.orourke@elias-savion.com
412-642-7700

WHEELING, WV — In an effort to help West Virginians affected by Hurricane Sandy, Verizon Wireless will show its support for the Mountaineer Food Bank by holding a food drive during the month of November.  Beginning on November 9, 2012, the company will be collecting non-perishable food items at the following Verizon Wireless store locations in West Virginia:

  • Wheeling
    500 Cabela Drive
    Triadelphia, WV 26059
  • Parkersburg Pike
    2837 Pike Street Ste. 1
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
  • Parkersburg –Murdoch  Ave
    2504 Murdoch Avenue
    Parkersburg, WV 26104
  • Charleston Town Center Mall
    Second floor Next to Dairy Queen
    Charleston, WV 25389
  • Trace Fork
    40 RHL Boulevard (Next to Lowes)
    South Charleston, WV 25309

In addition to the food drive, Verizon Wireless will donate $5,000 to Mountaineer Food Bank to help with the anticipated increased demand for food as residents recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

“Hurricane Sandy covered many areas of West Virginia with a tremendous amount of snow that has downed trees and power lines.  As recovery efforts begin across the state, area food banks expect the demand for food to far exceed the current supplies,” said Mark Frazier, president–Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia Region, Verizon Wireless.  “At Verizon Wireless, we want to do what we can to help residents in West Virginia get through this difficult time.  We are pleased to offer our assistance to the Mountaineer Food Bank and the communities it serves.”

Mountaineer Food Bank is a non-profit hunger relief organization that provides emergency food services to 48 counties in West Virginia, including: Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming.

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