09.27.1997Corporate

Bell Atlantic Mobile Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With Phone Donation To Local Advocacy Group




Bell Atlantic Mobile Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With Phone Donation To Local Advocacy Group


September 27, 1997







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DEPTFORD, NJ - - Bell Atlantic Mobile recently celebrated its

one-year anniversary at the Deptford Mall Communications Store by

giving back to the community.

The donation of two cellular phones with pre-activated 9-1-1

numbers was accepted by Deptford Mayor William Bain on behalf of the

Victim Witness Advocacy Program in the Gloucester County Prosecutor's

Office. "These phones will be given to victims in crisis who may

still be in a threatening situation, offering them an added sense of

security and peace of mind," said Debra Romano, confidential aide to

the Prosecutor.

The donation is part of Bell Atlantic Mobile's "Wireless at Work" .

. . community program that offers support to non-profit groups. "We're

committed to being a good neighbor and are happy to help Gloucester

County residents any way we can," said Robert Scalia, assistant

communications store manager. Mayor Bain acknowledged Bell Atlantic

Mobile for setting a good example by giving back to groups in need.

Bell Atlantic Mobile is the largest wireless service provider on

the East Coast and the second largest in the United States.