Verizon Wireless continues to support survivors through the HopeLine® program
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Our corporate partners at Verizon Wireless continue to show their commitment to helping survivors of domestic violence. Over the holiday season Verizon Wireless provided several $1,000 checks to domestic violence shelters across the state of New Hampshire. The money was distributed to survivors so they could purchase gifts and necessities for their children. In the month of December Verizon Wireless provided $240,000 worth of toys and books to families impacted by domestic violence across the country.
In addition the Verizon Foundation recently awarded the Coalition $15,000 in grants. The first grant for $10,000 will enable the Coalition's member programs to hire interpreters to provide in person language services to victims. The Verizon Foundation awarded the Coalition a similar grant at this time last year. In 2010 the funds from that award helped pay for 230 hours of interpretive services to survivors. This money helped survivors participate in a range of services that would have otherwise been inaccessible, including deaf survivors being able to take part in support groups through American Sign Language Interpretation.
The second grant from the Verizon Foundation funded an awareness campaign which began in the fall of 2010. The ad pictured on the on the right was featured in the Concord Monitor and the Union Leader. In addition to raising awareness of domestic violence the ad also featured contact information for all 14 member programs of the Coalition.