News Release

Mayor of Honolulu and Verizon Wireless Call on Community to Donate Used Wireless Phones to Support Victims of Domestic Violence

Mayor Mufi Hannenmann To Issue Proclamation In Support of Verizon Wireless' Hopeline Program

October 13, 2005

Georgia Taylor
425-603-2894Sharon Chen
Joan Bennet & Associates

HONOLULU, HI — WHO: Mayor Mufi Hannemann and Mark Yamauchi, director of Hawaii sales for Verizon Wireless

WHAT: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mayor Hannemann will issue a proclamation calling on the community to collect used wireless phones and donate them to Verizon Wireless' HopeLine® program. Verizon Wireless' national HopeLine recycling program — currently in its 10th year — collects used wireless phones and accessories and either refurbishes, resells or recycles them in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds from the program benefit victims of domestic violence and non-profit domestic violence advocacy agencies. HopeLine grants already awarded in 2005 support a variety of services in Hawaii including the Hawaii Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Women Helping Women, and the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse & Legal Hotline. Used wireless phones may be dropped off at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store and businesses or community groups interested in coordinating their own HopeLine Drive may call 425-603-2894 for materials.

WHERE: City Hall — Corner of King Street and Punchbowl, Honolulu

WHEN: Friday, October 14 — 2:30 p.m.

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