GREENSBORO, NC — Verizon Wireless announced today that several Verizon Wireless communications stores and authorized agents in Greensboro and Burlington, North Carolina would collect needed supplies for Eastern Guilford High School. The donated items will help replenish school materials destroyed in the fire that ravaged the school on November 1, 2006.
Starting today, Verizon Wireless is asking the community to bring new or gently used books, Classic novels, movies on DVD and music CDs and to any of the following Verizon Wireless stores serving as drop-off locations:
Greensboro Stores: Verizon Wireless Store4203 West Wendover Ave., Suite LGreensboro, NC 27407
Verizon Wireless Store2609 Lawndale Drive, Suite 2B3 Greensboro, NC 27408
CELLULAR SALES 1605 Westover Terrace Greensboro, NC 27408
Burlington Stores: Verizon Wireless Store422 Huffman Mill Road, Suite 121Burlington, NC 27215
CELLULAR SALES2757 S. Church St.Burlington, NC 27215
"Eastern Guildford High School's recent fire is a true tragedy, and we need to rise to the occasion to help EGHS get the supplies they need to assist with classroom instruction," said Jerry Fountain, President of Carolinas/Tennessee Region. "This collection will be vital to replenishing school supplies that were destroyed and will rekindle the school's hope for a bright future."
For more information about the collection in Verizon Wireless stores, contact Heather Elliot at 919-933-9926.
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