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WKCTC joins Verizons HopeLine Project to help prevent domestic violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Beginning October 12, West Kentucky Community and Technical College will join Verizons HopeLine Project, the companys longstanding commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention.

The HopeLine Project collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition, from any service provider, and turns them into cash grants and other support for domestic violence awareness and prevention organizations.

Between October 12 and November 13, the public is invited to join WKCTC faculty, staff and students in the HopeLine Project by dropping off phones and accessories at the following campus locations.

Anderson Technical Building
Allied Health Building
Student Center
Matheson Library
Crounse Hall
Waller Hall
Nemer Building

A HopeLine drop box will also be located at the colleges Skilled Craft Training Center in Hickory. Individuals can drop off items at each location between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The phones donated to HopeLine are refurbished and recycled in an environmentally safe way with proceeds going toward the financial support of domestic violence awareness and prevention initiatives. Verizon also donates new wireless phones through the HopeLine program, complete with service and data, to domestic violence shelters and non-profit organizations for use by survivors.

Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 11.4 million phones, donated more than $29 million in cash grants, and provided more than 190,000 phones with wireless service and data to domestic violence organizations nationwide. Each of the community colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) are participating in the HopeLine Project.