Valdosta Daily Times

May 15, 2014

Verizon celebrates moms

The Haven among those celebrated

Kristin Finney
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — In celebration of moms and Mother’s Day, Verizon Wireless gave back to several communities across Georgia last week.

Through HopeLine, Verizon’s national cell phone recycling and re-use program, Verizon made donations to benefit both victims of domestic violence and the organizations that serve them.

The Haven in Valdosta was one of 12 organizations selected to receive the donations. The Haven received a $500 donation, a bouquet of flowers and gift bags of essential toiletries for all of the women currently enrolled at the shelter.

“We work hard all year long via our HopeLine program to support organizations across Georgia that work to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. But Mother’s Day is special. There are many Georgian women and their children taking refuge in these shelters, receiving services and working very hard to live free of violence. What  better time to show them our appreciation than the one day of the year dedicated to moms?” said Jonathan LeCompte, Verizon Wireless’ Georgia/Alabama Region president.  

Verizon’s HopeLine Program has been committed to the issue of domestic violence for more than a decade.  

“Exclusive to Verizon, HopeLine puts Verizon’s technology and the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless network to work in communities by turning no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence and helps protect the environment by disposing of wireless phones in an environmentally sound way,” according to a release from Verizon.