Helping Victims of Abuse, through HopeLine:
Verizon has a long-standing commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention, which has been a main philanthropic focus since 2001 through the HopeLine® from Verizon program.
HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries, chargers from any service provider and turns them into support for domestic violence awareness and prevention organizations. These phones are refurbished and recycled in an environmentally safe way with proceeds going towards the financial support of domestic violence awareness and prevention initiatives.
Verizon also donates phones, complete with service and data, to domestic violence organizations for use by victims and survivors.
Yesterday at the Bryant Part Verizon Store, 125 W 42nd St. in Manhattan, HopeLine® from Verizon and William Gay invited editors and guests to an event to support victims of domestic violence and help HopeLine reach their goal of 1 million phone donations by the end of 2015.
Attendees were encouraged to bring and donate used wireless phones and accessories. At the event, Pro-Football player William Gay shared his personal experience with domestic violence and screen a powerful PSA video illustrating how it has impacted his life.
Actress Uzo Aduba donated a used wireless phone and discussed her views about domestic violence and the importance of taking action. Jaunito Vargas, Safe Horizon Representative, talked about how Verizon’s HopeLine program has positively impacted domestic violence survivors
Watch this compelling video about William Gay’s personal experience with domestic violence.