Domestic Violence Awareness Month is upon us, and while there are many festivities occurring this month Verizon Wireless kicked off the month with its inaugural Walk For Hope. The Walk for Hope, which took place in Morristown, aims to support Verizon’s HopeLine intiative.
By way of Hopeline, Verizon Wireless donates wireless phones and accessories to the victims of domestic violence. Employees and other participants were asked to bring no-longer-used wireless phones, chargers and other accessories to donate with over 600 employees taking part through the northeast. In addition, Verizon has vowed to donate $100 dollars up to $50,000 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline for every employee who participated in yesterday’s event.
Since HopeLine launched in 2001, Verizon Wireless has awarded more than $14.2 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country and distributed nearly 123,000 phones with more than 406 million minutes of free wireless service to be used by victims of domestic violence. This year, Verizon, through HopeLine, has provided nearly $1.6 million in grants to domestic violence organizations across the country.