HopeLine from Verizon has given many a survivor a mobile connection to the world – to stay in touch always.
For the month of May, Verizon partnered with INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a HopeLine drive to raise critical funds and awareness of domestic violence prevention. For the first time, the drive invited racing fans to bring their no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories from any wireless carrier to donation sites throughout Indiana.
Verizon presented a $50,000 HopeLine grant to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence due to a statewide shortfall in its Emergency Housing and Transportation Survivor Fund. The Indiana drive was also part of a national goal from HopeLine to collect 1 million phone donations in 2015.
HopeLine may now be able to reach 15 times the people it could before with immediate financial aid to the Emergency Housing and Transportation Survivor Fund. The fund will help get people to work who’ve been displaced and also get people to shelter who are fleeing from a dangerous situation. Without a HopeLine drive and help from the community, it wouldn’t work.
As always, don’t forget you can donate no-longer-used wireless devices from any carrier, including chargers and tablets, to any Verizon retail store during the year. Just look for the HopeLine bin – and know that you’re making a difference.
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