Fans attending the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix can donate unused phones to support domestic violence awareness and prevention programs.
Verizon Wireless has awarded a $3,000 grant to Detroit-based Sisters Against Abuse Society. SAAS provides programming, counseling and shelter services to families who have been impacted by domestic or sexual violence. The grant will help with training, suppo counseling, education and advocacy efforts.
Verizon Wireless donated $5,000 to CARE House of Oakland County, which provides programs and services for children and families to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
Verizon announed this week that it gave $141,000 in grants to Michigan domestic violence shelters and related organizations, and donated 3.4 million minutes of mobile phone service on 1,100 devices during 2012.
Verizon Wireless announced that it donated more than 3.5 million minutes of service and gave more than $350,000 in grants in 2011 to Michigan shelters and other organizations as part of its overall commitment to preventing domestic violence and putting resources into the hands of survivors.
Last year, Michiganders donated nearly 28,000 no-longer-used wireless phones to Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program, helping to support and put resources into the hands of those affected by domestic violence in Michigan.