Verizon Wireless Encourages Everyone to Support Victims of Sexual Assault

April 14, 2010

CHARLESTON, SC – April 14, 2010 – Designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), April brings an annual opportunity to focus on awareness on sexual violence and its effect on women of all ages in this country. In fact, an estimated one in six American women will experience an attempted or completed rape at some point in her life.           

Verizon Wireless, a recognized corporate leader on issues of domestic and sexual violence, encourages everyone to support abuse victims by donating no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories to HopeLine during the month of April.

“Through our HopeLine program, Verizon Wireless turns unused wireless phones into support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence,” says Karen Schulz of Verizon Wireless. “This program makes it easy for everyone to impact the issue of sexual and domestic abuse. After all, most of us have old cell phones, batteries, accessories and PDAs that they no longer use sitting in drawers and closets.” 

Old cell phones and accessories from any provider can be dropped off at any Verizon Wireless retail store nationwide or you can visit and download a free postage-paid shipping label to mail in your old cell phones.

For any company or organization wanting to hold a HopeLine phone drive, contact Karen Schulz at 864-987-2006 or [email protected].

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with  83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD).  For more information, visit 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