Verizon Wireless Awards HopeLine Grant to Stop Domestic Violence Program in Plattsburgh, New York

PLATTSBURGH, NY — Verizon Wireless will present the STOP Domestic Violence Program in Plattsburgh with a $1,250 grant from the company's HopeLine® Foundation. The grant will be used to send STOP staff to national and statewide training and conferences, specific to issues of domestic violence. The grant is one of 13 grants totaling $35,000 that are being awarded across Upstate New York to help organizations involved in domestic violence prevention and education introduce new programs, expand existing ones or add facilities to better serve clients.

WHO: Susan Kelley, Program Director, STOP Domestic ViolenceJohn O'Malley, Public Relations Manager, Verizon Wireless

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 20053:00 PM

WHERE: Verizon Wireless Communications Store 345 Cornelia StreetPlattsburgh, NY 12901(518) 562-2355

WHY: Verizon Wireless, a recognized corporate leader in the fight against domestic violence, works to combat domestic violence and raise awareness of the issue through the company's HopeLine program. Marking its 10th year in 2005, HopeLine today collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes the phones or recycles them in an environmentally friendly way. Proceeds from the HopeLine program benefit victims of domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies, providing essential communication tools of wireless phones and wireless services, and financial grants. Phone donations are accepted at all 1,200-plus Verizon Wireless Stores across the country. For additional information, please visit

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