Image by provided Verizon Wireless donated $5,000 through its Hopeline fund to My Sister's House, in an effort to end domestic violence. Here (l-r) Joyel Crawford of Verizon, Elmire Raven of My Sister's House and Denise Rowell of Verizon Wireless.
CHARLESTON, SC - A corporate commitment to ending Domestic Violence (DV) prompted the Verizon Wireless Call Center to screen the documentary, Telling Amy’s Story, for supervisors and other leaders. By detailing a former company employee’s homicide at the hands of her husband, the film provided a framework of awareness and discussion.
As part of the screening, Verizon Wireless’ Hopeline program also donated $5,000 to My Sister’s House, a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. The funds will go to the shelter’s transitional program, which provides seed money for residential and utility deposits. Pictured here (l-r): Joyel Crawford of Verizon Wireless, Elmire Raven of My Sister’s House and Denise Rowell of Verizon Wireless.
Verizon Wireless’ Hopeline program has collected more than 8 million used phones nationwide. These are repaired for use by DV victims, or sold, yielding funds for Hopeline to donate. To date, more than $10 million in cash grants have been distributed to DV agencies nationwide. Since its founding 2001, Hopeline has also distributed more than 106,000 phones loaded with 319 million minutes of free wireless service for use by DV victims.