Hilltop Community Resources, a non-profit agency serving families in Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties whose lives have been impacted by the national epidemic of domestic violence, recently received a HopeLine® from Verizon grant of $7,000. Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program supports domestic violence prevention and awareness programs in western Colorado and nationwide.
Hilltop's domestic violence program includes Tri-County Resources serving Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties and Latimer House in Mesa County. "This generous donation from Verizon Wireless will help us pro-vide more support services to those who are rebuilding their lives," said Aimee Quadri-Chavez, program coordinator for Tri-County Resources. "It will be used to provide family support groups for women and children who have been impacted by domestic violence."
The HopeLine program collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories from any wireless carrier. Phones that can be refurbished are sold for reuse and those without value are disposed of in an environmentally sound way. Proceeds from the program are used to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.
"Through the HopeLine program, we are able to invest in programs that enhance prevention through education and that provide relief and services for survivors," said Chris Lewter, regional president of Verizon Wireless. "This way we can help 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 Verizon Wireless Communications stores across the nation. For more information about HopeLine, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.
For more information about Hilltop, Latimer House and Tri-County Resources, call or visit www.htop.org.blog comments powered by Disqus