Denver Broncos and Verizon Wireless team up to help prevent domestic violence

For more than a decade, the Denver Broncos and Verizon have teamed up to support victims and survivors of domestic violence during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

This year finds the Broncos continuing the tradition. Once again, the team is encouraging Broncos fans to donate used wireless phones and accessories to help the cause. Verizon’s HopeLine phone recycling program will have collection boxes in place throughout October in Broncos team stores at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium and at the UCHealth Training Center.

Since 2001, the HopeLine program has collected more than 11.4 million phones across the nation and awarded more than $29 million in cash grants to domestic violence service providers. All working and non-functioning wireless phones and accessories are accepted from any carrier. Proceeds from recycling are used to benefit local shelters and non-profit organizations supporting domestic violence awareness and prevention.

“We are proud to have support from the Denver Broncos and their fans to help stop domestic violence,” said Chris Lewter, regional president of Verizon Wireless. “Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic in the United States and it can have a devastating impact on individuals, families and our communities. Verizon is committed to ending domestic violence and using technologies to help victims become survivors.”

For more information, visit Verizon’s HopeLine program.