Verizon Wireless Donates $1000 to Both Sojourner House and Someplace Safe in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, OH — Verizon Wireless has donated $1,000 to both Someplace Safe in Trumbull County and Sojourner House in Youngstown. The donations are in recognition of each social service agency's local phone drive to collect no-longer-used wireless handsets and equipment for the benefit of domestic violence victims.

The phone drives, conducted this past October during national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, support Verizon Wireless' award-winning HopeLine® program, through which most of the donated handsets are sold or refurbished, with proceeds going to support domestic violence awareness and prevention programs. Remaining phones are recycled in an environmentally safe way.

Hundreds of local residents donated their no-longer-used wireless handsets and accessories during the month-long drives. Verizon Wireless pledged the contributions to the agencies when it launched wireless service in the Youngstown area on October 1.

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