This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/HopeLine® from Verizon.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I hate that we have to have a month about this. Hate that there are people – both women and men – who are terrified of their partner and are in situations where they don’t know how to safely leave. A partner they once loved and trusted and who now makes them question their own sanity and strength.
The fact remains – it is a problem. And I am incredibly thankful for programs and services set up to help victims find safety and create a new start. (Even though the words I typed are so much easier than the real thing).
A few years ago, I had to honor to sit in a luncheon sponsored by Verizon Wireless. The purpose of the luncheon was to hear stories from survivors of domestic violence who found help from HopeLine. Not gonna lie, I shed a few tears. These women are my heroes.
HopeLine – A Priceless Service
Verizon donates wireless phones, complete with voice and text capabilities, to local domestic violence shelters and non-profit organizations and agencies for use by victims and survivors. These phones serve as a vital link to support services and provide a safe line of communication to family, loved ones and employers.
They also contribute to a domestic violence hotline. This service connects victims with people that can help them immediately. The phone number is 1-800-799-SAFE or #HOPE from a Verizon Wireless phone.
You can learn more about HopeLine on the Verizon website. Read about the financial contributions from HopeLine to shelters and victims. And you might be just as moved as I was and ask “how can I help? What can I do?”
Buy Purple Tech Accessories in October
Visit any Verizon store or go online to purchase exclusive purple accessories, like a headset, phone or tablet case, and HopeLine® from Verizon will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
With the upcoming holidays, make your gift purchasing count! Help Verizon reach that $100,000 goal because that $100,000 will go to helping victims who don’t know where to turn.
One Mama Dweeb reader will win this LG wireless headset – valued at $69.99!
To enter, just comment on this post about Verizon and/or HopeLine.
You can comment as many times as you wish, as long as it is relevant to the topic, so comments like “thanks! Hope I win” do not count.
Giveaway ends Monday, November 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm CST. One comment will be drawn at random and winner will be contacted via email.