As part of its commitment to domestic violence prevention, Verizon Wireless recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Prince George’s Hospital Center Sexual Assault program. The grant check was presented to Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey in honor of his longstanding leadership against domestic violence as he prepares to leave public office.

Ivey’s office has a longstanding partnership with the Prince George’s County Hospital Center and has worked to provide training and support services for victims, hospital staff, and law enforcement. The grant from Verizon Wireless, made possible by the company’s HopeLine ® Phone recycling program, will support the training of law enforcement and medical staff and the production of educational and victim resource materials, including the “SAFE” cards law enforcement officers give to victims.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to honor Mr. Ivey and his outstanding work on behalf of domestic violence victims than to fund a program that’s making a tremendous difference in victims’ lives,” said Mike Maiorana, regional president, Verizon Wireless, in a press release. “Mr. Ivey has used the power of his office as a megaphone to make others aware of the scourge of domestic violence, and his leadership has helped countless survivors to get the help they need to rebuild their lives.”

Since the HopeLine program was launched in 2001, Verizon Wireless has collected more than seven million phones and awarded millions in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations across the country.

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