Monday kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is the number one public health issue for women and impacts nearly one in seven men and more than 3 million children. Additionally, nearly three out of four people living in the U.S. know someone who has been a victim of domestic violence. This October, Verizon will carry out a number of community events and initiatives, including a cross-country bus tour, text-to-donate and a new purple device, aimed to spread the word of prevention. For more on these and other events, see below and click through
Join the Journey of Hope
Verizon has teamed up with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) for the Journey of Hope – a cross-country bus tour to help raise awareness and provide resources. The tour will collect stories from individuals affected by domestic violence and those working to end domestic violence in our communities.
Walk for Hope
Throughout the month, Verizon employees will participate in walks across the country to take a stand against domestic violence (see photo above of some of the Rochester team). For each employee who walks, the company will donate $100, up to $50,000, to The Hotline.