Kentucky used-mobile phone drive supports domestic violence survivors

Verizon, Yum! Brands Foundation, the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System said they have announced their joint collaboration in the 2015 Kentucky HopeLine Drive Sept. 9 through Oct. 16 to raise critical funds and awareness for domestic violence prevention in Kentucky.

Nearly 150 participants in the drive are inviting consumers to bring their no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories — in any condition, from any wireless carrier — to one of nearly 350 donation sites across the Commonwealth, including Verizon corporate store locations.

The Kentucky HopeLine Drive is also part of a national goal from HopeLine to collect 1 million phone donations in 2015. At the conclusion of the Kentucky drive, Verizon will present USD50,000 in HopeLine grants to three organizations:

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which mobilizes and supports member programs and allies to end intimate partner violence.

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