Tri-County Resources, serving families in Delta, Montrose and Ouray County whose lives have been touched by the national epidemic of domestic violence, recently received a HopeLine from Verizon grant of $2,500 to support its work. Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program supports domestic violence prevention and awareness programs nationwide.
"This generous donation from Verizon Wireless will help us reach out to those who need our services in the community," said Aimee Quadri-Chavez, adult services coordinator of Hilltop's Tri-County Resources. "It will be used to provide vital services, including emergency shelter, counseling and a 24-hour crisis line, as well as to continue our prevention and education efforts throughout the communities we serve."
The HopeLine program collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless carrier. Phones that can be refurbished are sold for reuse and those without value are disposed of in an environmentally sound way. Proceeds from the program are used to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence and prevention awareness.
"Through the HopeLine program, we are able to invest in programs that enhance prevention through education and that provide relief and services for survivors," said Chris Lewter, regional president of Verizon Wireless. "This way we can help raise awareness about domestic violence and support the organizations which serve the communities where our customers and employees live and work."
HopeLine phone donations are accepted at all Verizon Wireless Communications stores. For more information about HopeLine, visitwww.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.blog comments powered by Disqus