Domestic violence results in nearly 8 million days of lost work per year among victims in the U.S. alone – the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.
Recognizing the importance of raising awareness about domestic violence with employers, the FedEx Women’s Network held HopeLine drives in seven states and Canada to collect no-longer-used mobile phones and accessories to support domestic violence survivors. HopeLine takes donated devices and turns them into support for domestic violence victims and survivors. Altogether, the campaign resulted in more than 577 phones and accessories.
“The Women’s Network is passionate about giving back to our community,” said Kattie Zizak, internal audit manager of FedEx World HQ and Women’s Network chair. “Collecting phones for HopeLine was a way our network could help victims, as well as educate our friends and colleagues about the warning signs of domestic violence.”
Candace Morgan, Verizon Wireless district manager, spoke to the FedEx Women’s Network about the role of employers and employees in standing up against domestic violence and providing resources to their workforces.
“Thanks to the FedEx Women’s Network, we will be able to equip victims of domestic violence with a safe line, a HopeLine, to help get their lives back on track,” said Morgan. “Domestic violence affects so many women, men and children. Together, we can all do our part to help stop the cycle of violence.”
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