Did Santa drop a new cell phone in your stocking?
Verizon Wireless has launched a HopeLine program in which used, donated cell phones are recycled and proceeds used to support victims of domestic violence, whether it be through cash grants to local shelters or non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.
Verizon collects previously used cell phones, batteries and accessories in any condition.
Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 5.5 million phones, awarded more than $6 million in cash grants and donated more than 80,000 HopeLine phones with 240 million minutes of airtime donated to victims, survivors and domestic violence organizations.
Lower Valley residents can recycle used cell phones and accessories at Verizon's Yakima location at 2401 S. First Street, Ste. 136, or in the Tri-Cities at the Columbia Center Mall.