give back day 300EVANSVILLE, IND (2/13/12) – Verizon Wireless and Wireless Zone are partnering in a fundraising drive that will result in donations of up to $5,000 for one domestic violence prevention or response organization each in Evansville, Ind., Owensboro, Ky. and Henderson, Ky. The beneficiaries are Holly’s House in Evansville, OASIS in Owensboro and The Child Advocacy Center of Green River District in Henderson.
 
Wireless Zone, a premier authorized retailer of Verizon Wireless, will donate $10 for every phone purchased at its stores in Evansville, Henderson and Owensboro on Saturday, February 18, as part of its regular, third-Saturday “Give Back Day” program. Verizon Wireless will add to the Wireless Zone donation by adding $10, up to a total donation of $5,000 to each organization, for every no-longer-used phone that is donated throughout February at any Verizon Wireless or Wireless Zone store in the three markets to HopeLine® from Verizon, the company’s phone recycling program.
 
Holly’s House (www.hollyshouse.org) is a victims’ advocacy center that works with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse when they first come forward to report the crime. Oasis (Owensboro Area Shelter and Information Services, www.oasisshelter.org) provides emergency shelter and non-residential counseling to approximately 300 women and children a year who are victims of domestic violence or who are homeless due to substance abuse. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Green River District (http://www.cacgrd.org) is one of 15 such centers in Kentucky that works to prevent child abuse and family violence and promotes interagency collaboration to improve services for child abuse survivors and their families.
 
“We expect this fundraising partnership between Verizon Wireless and Wireless Zone to give a significant boost to the final number on the checks going to these three organizations,” said John Granby, president–Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region for Verizon Wireless. “Together, these organizations serve thousands of women and children every year at a time when the survivors are particularly vulnerable. The services these organizations provide can make a difference in survivors getting a fresh, safe start.”
 
“Our hope is that area residents who might be thinking about buying a new wireless device or donating one they no longer use will take advantage of this opportunity to help reduce the domestic violence problem we face in Kentucky and Southern Indiana,” said Christopher Jourdan, owner of the Wireless Zone franchise in the three markets.
 
Locations participating in the fundraising drive are:
 
Evansville:
• Verizon Wireless, 2001 North Green River Road, 47714
• Wireless Zone, 724 North Burkhardt Road, 47715
• Wireless Zone, 800 North Green River Road, 47715
 
Henderson:
• Wireless Zone, 1999 US Hwy 60, 402420
 
Owensboro:
• Wireless Zone, 5035 Frederica Street, 42301
 
HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer-used phones, batteries and accessories − in any condition from any carrier − and then refurbishes, sells or recycles the phones and donates the proceeds to domestic violence prevention and treatment organizations in the form of cash grants and prepaid Verizon Wireless phones for survivors. In 2011, Verizon Wireless donated $100,000 to such organizations in Kentucky alone.
 
Wireless Zone’s third-Saturday "Give Back Day" program raises funds for a different organization each month in each of its area markets.
 
About Wireless Zone
Wireless Zone is the largest independent Verizon Wireless franchise in America, offering the latest cellphones, accessories, and service. Local Wireless Zone professionals serve customers with six tri-state locations. Visit wirelesszone.com for the location nearest you.
 
In Kentucky, Verizon Wireless has more than 150 employees and 120-plus locations including company-owned retail stores, indirect agents and national retailers.
 
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 108.7 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
 
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