BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Mother's Day, Verizon Wireless will deliver roses to survivors in domestic violence shelters across the state. Each flower delivery will be accompanied by a HopeLine® grant to support ongoing victim services at the shelter, with grants totaling $7,500.
"We are honored to be able to deliver hope and encouragement to women in domestic violence shelters and recognize them for their strength and resilience this Mother's Day," said Jonathan LeCompte, president – Georgia/Alabama region. "Verizon Wireless has a long-standing commitment to raising awareness about domestic violence and supporting services for those impacted."
Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program puts Verizon's technology and the nation's most reliable and largest network to work in communities by turning no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence. Wireless phones given to HopeLine are refurbished and sold for reuse, generating proceeds for the grant program. Refurbished phones – complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service – are provided to local domestic violence organizations or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients.
Shelters receiving grants are members of the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence and include the following:
- SafePlace – Florence
- Crisis Services of North Alabama – Huntsville
- Kelley's Rainbow – Albertville
- Victim Services of Cullman County – Cullman
- Daybreak – Jasper
- YWCA Domestic Violence Services - Birmingham
- Turning Point – Tuscaloosa
- SafeHouse Shelby County – Pelham
- Domestic Violence Intervention Center – Opelika
- Harriet's House – Demopolis
- SABRA Sanctuary – Selma
- Family Sunshine Center - Montgomery
- Crisis Center of Russell County – Phenix City
- Opportunity House – Opp
- House of Ruth – Dothan
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