HopeLine® from Verizon Donation Helps UDVC Aid Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC), a non-profit agency serving Utah families whose lives have been touched by the national epidemic of domestic violence, recently received a HopeLine® from Verizon grant of $6,000.00 to expand its work. Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program supports domestic violence prevention and awareness programs in Utah and nationwide.

 The UDVC is a statewide domestic violence coalition with a mission to make domestic violence intolerable in Utah communities.

"This generous donation from Verizon Wireless will help us reach out to those who need our services in the community," said Peg Coleman, Executive Director of the UDVC. "It will be used to provide vital services, including trauma informed care, emergency shelter, training and a free 24-hour helpline, as well as to continue our prevention and education efforts throughout the community."

The HopeLine program collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless carrier. Phones that can be refurbished are sold for reuse and those without value are disposed of in an environmentally sound way. Proceeds from the program are used to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.

“Through the HopeLine program, we are able to invest in programs that enhance prevention through education and that provide relief and services for survivors,” said Chris Lewter, regional president of Verizon Wireless. “This way we can help raise awareness about domestic violence and support the organizations which serve the communities where our customers and employees live and work.”

HopeLine phone donations are accepted at all Verizon Wireless Communications stores across the nation. For more information about HopeLine, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

For more information about UDVC, call 801-521-5544


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