BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX MOBILE TO PRESENT DONATION TO FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION FUND
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July 2, 1996
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BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX MOBILE TO PRESENT DONATION TO FAMILY VIOLENCE
-- Donation Commemorates Company's First Anniversary --
BEDMINSTER, N.J. -- In recognition of the
company's first anniversary, and as part of its continuing commitment to
assist victims of domestic violence, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile today
announced the presentation of a $10,000 donation to the Family Violence
Prevention Fund, one of the nation's leading organizations working to
improve the health, judicial, and public policy responses to domestic
violence. The $10,000 was originally set aside to pay for a breakfast
celebrating the company's anniversary, but employees chose to donate the
The donated monies will be used to support the Fund's continuing
national public education campaign, There's No Excuse for Domestic
Violence, including expenses for maintenance of its toll-free Action line
-- 1-800-END-ABUSE -- and the development of future campaign materials.
The campaign, first introduced in July 1994, is the first- ever national
public education initiative designed to prevent and reduce domestic
"Throughout our first, very successful full year, Bell Atlantic NYNEX
Mobile has expanded its commitment to the customers and communities we
serve, particularly as it relates to helping victims of domestic
violence," said Dennis Strigl, President and CEO of Bell Atlantic NYNEX
Mobile. "The donation we're making is an important next step in investing
the resources of our success to improve the quality of life of our
customers, our neighbors, and our employees."
"Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has taken a significant leadership
position in support of battered women and their children," said Family
Violence Prevention Fund Executive Director Esta Soler. "Domestic
violence advocates cannot solve this problem alone. Bell Atlantic NYNEX
Mobile has stepped up to the plate to help us send the uncompromising
message to the world that there is never an excuse for violence."
Since its creation in July 1995, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile has
dedicated numerous resources to assisting victims of domestic violence.
Earlier this year, the company launched "Wireless at Work...," a national
umbrella program which uses Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile's products and
technologies to develop creative solutions for some of society's most
serious problems. Among these is HopeLine(R), an initiative providing
battered women and homeless individuals throughout the East Coast with
free access to voice mail boxes, offering them an effective, confidential
way to search for housing, jobs, and other necessary services.
There's No Excuse for Domestic Violence consists of a series of
powerful public service announcements, both print and broadcast, designed
to encourage friends, family members, and concerned citizens to get
involved in stopping domestic violence and to offer assistance to its
victims. By contacting the national 800 number included in all the
campaign's PSAs, callers may receive a free copy of Take Action, a guide
to simple, safe, effective actions that can help battered women and their
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in San Francisco, CA, the Family
Violence Prevention Fund is the leading national organization working to
develop innovative responses to the epidemic of domestic violence. The
Fund's model programs and policies have been replicated in more than 40
states and seven foreign countries. In its hometown of San Francisco, the
Fund created the Family Violence Project, which provides direct support to
thousands of victims of domestic violence every year. For more information on the
Family Violence Prevention Fund, or to order materials from the There's No
Excuse for Domestic Violence campaign, please contact Marissa Ghez at
Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is the
largest wireless service provider on the East Coast and the second largest
provider in the United States. The company offers a full range of
wireless voice, data, and paging communications solutions to its more than
3.5 million customers in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and,
through a separate subsidiary, in the Southwest. The company was formed
in July 1995, through the combination of Bell Atlantic Mobile's and NYNEX
Mobile's cellular operations. The company has more than 5,000 employees.
NYNEX is a global communications and media company that provides
a full range of services in the northeastern United States and
high-growth markets around the world, including the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The Corporation is a leader in the telecommunications, wireless communications,
cable television, directory publishing
and entertainment and information services.
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