Verizon Wireless recently awarded a $25,000 HopeLine grant to the YWCA Mohawk Valley to help fund three local community programs in the Utica, N.Y., area. Denise Cassidy, director of Indirect Sales for the Upstate New York Region, presented the HopeLine grant to Natalie Brown, executive director of the YWCA Mohawk Valley, at the Verizon Wireless store in New Hartford, N.Y.
The HopeLine grant will support the YWCA Mohawk Valley’s prevention education program, aimed at primary and secondary schools, colleges, businesses, and organizations throughout Herkimer and Oneida counties; The Clothesline Project, a project that gives victims of domestic and sexual violence a voice and raises awareness; and The Silent Witness Project, part of an international effort to educate people about the personal impact of domestic and sexual violence.
The grant is part of Verizon Wireless’ ongoing efforts to support survivors of domestic violence in our communities and the organizations that serve them. Since 2001, Verizon Wireless has donated more than $21 million in cash grants to our partner agencies.
HopeLine from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and recycles unusable phones to help protect the environment.