Cell Phone collection on Earth Day, April 22, to help victims of domestic violence

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Date: Monday, April 22
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Thompson Hall Lawn

Barry University will begin collecting no-longer-used cellphones for the Verizon Hopeline Program starting on Earth Day, Monday, April 22. Student groups may register to collect cell phones by contacting Dr. Laura Finley, at lfinley@mail.barry.edu. The group that collects the most phones will receive prizes at the Earth Day Celebration.

Verizon Hopeline Program connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment. Wireless phones given to HopeLine are refurbished and sold for reuse, generating proceeds for the program. Refurbished phones – complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service and text-messaging service – are provided to local domestic violence agencies or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients. If donated phones are unsalvageable, they are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy.

After Earth Day, collection boxes will be available outside Lehman 310 (Dr. Finley’s office) and the Public Safety office in Thompson Hall Lobby, Office 111.

http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/commitment/community_programs/hopeline/

For more information, please contact Laura Finley at lfinley@mail.barry.edu.

Find a full Earth Day’s schedule at: http://bucwis.barry.edu/news/4551_3232373437.htm.

Wear green on Monday, April 22 (Earth Day) to show your support to sustainable living! For a donation of $5, you may receive a Green Team t-shirt from the Office of Mission Engagement at Thompson Hall, Room 203.

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