Verizon Wireless Donates Vital Communications To New Beginnings Women's Crisis Center

Verizon Wireless Donates Vital Communications To New Beginnings Women's Crisis Center

America's #1 Wireless Service Carrier Provides
Five Voice Mailboxes to Local Victims of Domestic Violence

March 15, 2002




Verizon Wireless today donated of five HopeLineSM voice mailboxes to New Beginnings Women's Crisis Center. These wireless voice mailboxes will allow victims of domestic violence to give out a phone number to prospective employers, landlords, health care professionals, and family members to receive private messages with dignity as they begin the process of rebuilding their life away from an abusive situation.

New Beginnings Women's Crisis Center is a non-profit agency that serves those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse in Belknap County. New Beginnings is a member of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic Violence and offers a 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-852-3388.

"We are thrilled that Verizon Wireless has donated their HopeLine Voice Mailboxes to New Beginnings," said Kathy Keller, Executive Director of New Beginnings Crisis Center. "Verizon Wireless is a recognized leader for its domestic violence awareness campaign and should be viewed as a role model for other corporations to follow."

"Domestic violence prevention and awareness has been, and will continue to be, Verizon Wireless' chief community relations focus, said Bob Stott, president of the company's New England Region. "HopeLine can make a difference in the lives of the domestic violence victims and provides peace of mind knowing that help from law enforcement is just a wireless call away."

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications and Internet services. The company has the largest nationwide wireless network and 29 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Reporters and editors can find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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