Verizon Wireless regional president Mike Maiorana commented, "We're proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Virginia's Office of the Attorney General and Virginia's Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and recognize the important work being done in communities across the Commonwealth to improve response, enhance protections and help victims of domestic violence become survivors. Our ability to support important programs like this one depends on the continued generosity of people who chose to recycle their no-longer-used wireless devices through our HopeLine program."
HopeLine is Verizon Wireless' community service program which collects no longer used wireless handsets (all models, from all wireless carriers) and accessories to be refurbished, recycled and/or sold. Proceeds benefit victims of domestic violence through grants and the donation of wireless phones and service. Since HopeLine's recycling program was launched nationwide in 2001, Verizon Wireless has collected more than 9 million phones for recycling; kept more than 200 tons of electronics waste out of landfills; distributed nearly 123,000 HopeLine phones with the equivalent of more than 406 million minutes of wireless service for use by victims, survivors and organizations; and funded more than $14.2 million in cash grants for domestic violence prevention. To download a free mailing label to recycle your device or obtain materials to launch a HopeLine recycling drive in your community, visit: http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/communityservice/Phone_Drive_Tips.html
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 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.
About the Safe in Our Communities ProgramSafe in Our Communities is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Attorney General with several state agencies and non-profit organizations, including the Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Department of State Police, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court, the Virginia Poverty Law Center, the Department of Social Services, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Commonwealth Attorneys' Services Council, and the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.The Program also represents a unique public-private partnership of the Office of the Attorney General, the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, and Verizon Wireless. Through its HopeLine Program, Verizon Wireless has pledged grant funding to provide monetary awards to communities recognized by the Program.