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Nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States are affected by domestic violence.
The statistics are staggering when it comes to the domestic violence epidemic in the United States. Oftentimes, we feel for the victims, but aren’t sure where to start. Verizon gives you an opportunity to give in a way that has a lasting impact:
Hopeline is a service where someone like you can donate a phone you no longer use (and if you’re anything like me, I’m sure you have quite a few around your home!) Later this month, I plan to donate some available phones and share a bit more about that process so that you can know what to expect! Donations are accepted through a Hopeline Program, through the mail with a postage-paid label or at a Verizon Wireless Communications store. Verizon then donates the phone and awards cash grants to assist partner agencies is battling the domestic violence crisis.
What are Hopeline phones?
HopeLine phones are refurbished phones that are equipped with 3,000 anytime minutes of airtime and texting capabilities. They come with Verizon Wireless Nationwide Coverage, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Caller ID, Basic Voice Mail and texting. HopeLine phones are available to survivors affiliated with participating domestic violence agencies.
We can all agree that our phones have become a sort of lifeline for us, but for domestic violence victims, phones can become even more crucial – reaching emergency support or staying connected with employers, family or friends. Verizon has been instrumental in this fight for more than a decade now and you can help.
Since 2001, 0ver 10.8 million phones have been donated.
$21.4 million dollars in cash grants have been given to domestic violence organizations
180,000 phones have been donated to victims and survivors
Verizon’s efforts for Hopeline have also aided in the recycling process. Since 2001, Verizon has recycled 1.7 million wireless phones and kept more than 260 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills. Learn even more about Verizon’s Device Recycling Program.
In what ways, would you like to see Verizon continuing to take initiative in public causes?