Verizon Wireless Donates 12 Phones To Meals On Wheels

Verizon Wireless Donates 12 Phones To Meals On Wheels

June 21, 2002




As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, Verizon Wireless' Lawrenceville Communications Store has donated 12 digital wireless phones to the Meals on Wheels program in Washington Township, a non-profit organization that provides for the delivery of nutritious meals in the area. Services are provided to people who live alone and are unable to cook a meal for themselves.

Many residents are homebound, chronically ill, disabled or convalescent.

Through Verizon Wireless' phone donation, volunteers will now have a wireless phone in hand in case a medical or emergency situation arises during food delivery. For added convenience, the phones were pre-programmed to dial 9-1-1 and the local police department.

According to Meals on Wheels Director Nicole Fehn, "We're grateful for Verizon Wireless' generous phone donation. Since some of our clients have medical conditions and others do not have phones, our volunteers will now be able to contact the proper authorities immediately at the push of a button."

"We're proud to provide our wireless resources to Meals on Wheels and hope that our phones will make it easier for volunteers to seek emergency assistance if needed," said Lawrenceville Verizon Wireless Communications Store Manager Chris Robinson.

Through Verizon Wireless' HopeLineSM program, wireless phone users can help support community phone donations by recycling their no-longer-used phones at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store. Collected phones are refurbished, recycled or sold and either phones or cash are donated to local charitable organizations such as domestic violence shelters and public safety groups.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 30 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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