A local shelter for homeless or abused women and children received a boost today from Verizon Wireless.
The cell phone service provider presented Samaritan House with a one thousand dollar donation following a month long phone recycling drive.
Verizon Wireless will continue to take in no-longer-used wireless devices for the company's Hopeline phone recycling program.
Verizon Wireless will commit to making an additional donation at the end of the month based on the number of phones collected.
Retail sales manager at Verizon Wireless on Elida Rd., Nicole Bowen says they take the donated phones and put them in the hands of domestic violence organizations.
Hopeline was started in 1995 and has collected around 9 million phones through the program.
14 point 2 million dollars has been donated to domestic violence programs in the U.S. through the Hopeline program.