IRVINE, CA — Peace Over Violence and the new Verizon Wireless store in the community of Westwood in Los Angeles, Calif., teamed up to collect more than 120 no-longer-used phones and accessories. The collection drive earned the non-profit a $2,000 grant. The new Verizon Wireless Communications store is located at 1095 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, Calif.
"Peace Over Violence is a proud longtime partner and beneficiary of Verizon Wireless and the HopeLine® program, and we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to participate in this collection drive and continue to work together to end domestic violence in our community," said Patti Giggans, executive director of Peace Over Violence.
Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider. Phones donated to HopeLine that can be refurbished are sold for reuse, and those that are not salvageable are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero-landfill policy. Proceeds generated from the phones collected by HopeLine are put toward wireless phones and service for survivors of domestic violence as well as financial grants to non-profit domestic violence advocacy agencies. For more information please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.
About Peace Over ViolenceFormerly the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, Peace Over Violence is a social service agency dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. For more information, visit www.peaceoverviolence.org.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.####