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YWCA gets Verizon grant for domestic violence services
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Verizon Wireless has donated $12,000 to the YWCA Salt Lake City to support domestic violence prevention and awareness.

"This generous donation from Verizon Wireless will help us provide assistance to women and children in our community," said a news release quoting Anne Burkholder, YWCA chief executive officer. "It will be used to provide vital services, including emergency shelter, counseling and a free 24-hour helpline."

The HopeLine program collects discarded wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless carrier. Phones that can be refurbished are sold for reuse. Proceeds from those sales provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and nonprofit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.

Chris Lewter, regional president of Verizon Wireless, said the program helps "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 U.S. Verizon stores. More information about HopeLine is available at http://www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

The Salt Lake Tribune

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