Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Open a Door with HopeLine from Verizon

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Have you heard the saying: "When one door closes another opens?" In my adult years I have found this to ring true. At a young age I was abused emotionally, sexually, physically and mentally. I didn't let it stop me from exceeding at things. I fought to do something with my life and part of that is writing. Even if I do struggle, from time to time, with grammar or spelling. It is an outlet for my thoughts, experiences and stories. Because, I have been blessed with such a great platform I want to use it for good. In doing this I want to share with you a program I am so proud to support and work with! 
  I partnered with Verizon. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
"In the United States, one in every four women and one in every seven men have experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner1, and each year more than 15 million children witness violence in their homes".
While I talk about this program I will be showing you through pictures, a schooner ride, we enjoyed in Watkins Geln, NY. 

As a domestic abuse survivor myself, it is so imperative to take the time for myself. Knowing my limits to get out to clear my thoughts and mind. I want to help and support others in my shoes but I can't do that if I don't help myself first! With that being said, I hope this opens a door when it seems one has been shut! 

 "HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donated phones are then turned into valuable resources for nonprofit organizations and agencies that support domestic violence victims and survivors nationwide".
 Partnering with Verizon was a huge step for my career. I have been so incredibly blessed in my life that I wanted to focus on the good not just the bad. I do think it is fair to share some of my testaments in the process. When you are in a dangerous situation many times you blame yourself. Even when you know really you don't deserve what is going on it is just a way you try rationalizing the abuse. Being cut off from your friends, family and support system only empathizes this! Having a means of communication is so vital to hold on to your positive mind frame.
Here are four simple steps to make a phone donation: 
1. Erase any data from the phone and disconnect the phone’s service with your wireless provider. 
2. Remove any storage cards and SIM cards from the phone. We thoroughly refurbish donated phones. 
3. Place your wireless phone from any service provider along with the battery, charger and any accessories you wish to donate in a plastic bag. Find a Verizon Wireless retail store near you to drop your wireless phone and accessories in a HopeLine bin. 
4. Don’t have time to go to a store? Pack your wireless phone, battery, charger and accessories in a secure package. Request your prepaid mailing label and just drop it in the mail.
"The successes of this program belong to the survivors, and their stories of courage". Help support this program,HopeLine from Verizon with me and donate your old unused phones. Do something good for someone who desperately needs it. Believe me when I tell you they do not want a hand out they just want to know it is not their fault and that they are safe! #bettermatters

19 comments:

  1. What a great program! I have to give kudos to Verizon for doing something like this. I will defiantly donate my old phone when we get a new one.

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  2. This is a great program. I love Verizon, they are always doing so much good for the world, in addition to having the best network on the planet. It definitely makes me feel like my dollars are well spent.

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  3. Way to go Verizon! I love that they are offering such a great program to help the earth.

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  4. This is an amazing program. Thank you for sharing your story!

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  5. Hopeline sounds like a fantastic program. I have a few older cell phones I would love to donate. I will have to go to my local Verizon store to drop them off.

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  6. This sounds like an amazing program. Being able to offer survivors of abuse a means of communication is great.

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  7. What an awesome resource to help others. I have so many old cell phones I could donate.

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  8. What a worthy cause! I would never have thought to follow those steps before I donated a phone. Great information to know!

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  9. It's great that they're helping victims of abuse this way. I hope lots of people donate their old phones to help survivors!

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  10. I sadly know too many people who have been the victims of abuse. HopeLine from Verizon sounds like an amazing program!

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  11. Thank you for sharing your story! This is such a great program, I've donated my old phones to Verizon

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  12. It is brave of you to share this so honestly. It sounds like a great program. I watched my father abuse my mom for years. It's great to see Verizon doing something about abuse. I have a couple of old phones so going to check it out. Thanks.

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  13. I had no idea Verizon did this. I'm thankful for this info and I hope many others continue to found out about this and support it!

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  14. I'm also a DV survivor. I had no idea that Verizon offered something like this! It's absolutely amazing and can save so many people. I think I'm going to switch carriers because of this.

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  15. This is a great campaign from Verizon! I hope this gets a ton of support from everyone who can help.

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  16. What a great program! Thank you for sharing your story. I am glad that you were able to find a way to heal-- continue to write. Having an outlet is important and a good therapy session. Plus, sharing your story and continuing to speak out will help others! :)

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  17. This is great that you're sharing this, what a great program!

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  18. Never heard of this until now! Absolutely love the message and am proud of Verizon for putting something like this together!

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  19. I never heard of this before! I definitely need to check it out! I'm not part of verizon but I'm looking for a change!

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