At Verizon Virginia, we believe deeply in the power of communications to change people's lives for the better. We are committed to bringing the benefits of our technology to as many places as we can, in a way that respects the rich diversity of our customers.
We are building on a legacy of service that goes back more than a century. Our employees are continuing that commitment, serving millions of customers every day on the job and contributing their own time to the well-being of communities all over the Commonwealth.
We focus our efforts on the following core initiatives:
The Verizon Foundation presented a $10,000 grant to Fairfax 2015, Inc., a nonprofit established to organize, manage and operate the 2015 World Police & Fire Games. The biennial event will be held in Fairfax County, Virginia, next summer. 12,000 professional, public safety athletes from 70 countries will compete in 60+ sports to qualify for over 1,600 medal events. To learn more, please visit http://fairfax2015.com/.
Fairfax CASA's Run for the Children
Verizon was once again proud to support Fairfax CASA's 4th Annual Run for the Children. Verizon’s support helps build awareness about abuse and neglect and highlight the work of CASA volunteers as they help children in Northern Virginia. To learn more about the great work they'er doing, please visit http://www.fairfaxcasa.org/.
Valor Awards Honors Public Safety and Enforcement Officers
A proud Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce tradition since 1979, the 2013 Valor Awards ceremony held on March 11 honored our public safety and law enforcement officers. Verizon served as the signature sponsor of this annual event whose proceeds will benefit the Valor Awards & Scholarship Program which provides educational grants to the children of Valor medal recipients. During the next five years, with the help of generous business and citizens, the Program will distribute more than $150,000 in post-secondary grants to the children of these heroes. More than 300 attendees heard dramatic accounts of bravery and amazing stories of the lives that were saved this past year (2012) by these selfless rescuers.