Program helps prevent abuse


Dear Editor,

The article ÒDomestic abuse, a realityÓ caught my eye and I wanted to reach out and let you know how students at the University of Vermont can help give victims of domestic violence a voice by donating no-longer used cell phones to the HopeLine program.

HopeLine recycles used cell phones, batteries and accessories and uses the funds generated to donate phones, airtime and funding to domestic violence agencies throughout the United States.

Students can drop off their used phones at the nearby Verizon Wireless Communications Store located at 825 Williston Rd in South Burlington, VT.

In addition, victims of domestic violence can find help by calling National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-.


Delia Mooney

Verizon Wireless New England