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Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal and Verizon Host Event to Raise Awareness of Georgia's Domestic Violence Issue

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal and Verizon Host Event to Raise Awareness of Georgia's Domestic Violence Issue

October 19, 2012

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal and Verizon Host Press Event to Raise Awareness of Georgia's Domestic Violence Issue

Company to Donate $20,000 to Governor’s Office for Children and Families

WHAT/NEWS:

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, First Lady Deal and HopeLine® from Verizon are coming together to discuss how Georgians can easily support domestic violence causes in their community.

Event to include the presentation of a $20,000 HopeLine grant to the Governor’s Office for Children and Families to further domestic violence prevention efforts throughout the state.

WHO:

  • Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal
  • Governor's Office of Children and Families
  • Michelle Robinson, vice president, South Region, Verizon

WHEN:

Monday, October 22; 10 a.m.

WHERE:

North Wing of State Capitol Building                                              206 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA, 30334

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kate Jay, Verizon Wireless                                                              678-339-4828, kate.jay@verizonwireless.com

John McGahee, Governor's Office for Children and Families           404-656-5168, John.Mcgahee@children.ga.gov

BACKGROUND:

Established in 1995, the HopeLine® program accepts no-longer used wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider and turns them into help and support for victims of domestic violence and the non-profit agencies and shelters that serve them. Since the national recycling program began in 2001, Verizon Wireless has collected more than nine million phones and donated more than $14.2 million to local domestic violence agencies nationwide. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.