Carrion partners with Verizon to give cell phones to domestic abuse victims

A joint effort in the Bronx is helping victims of domestic violence.

Thanks to the Verizon's Hopeline Program, more than 140 used cell phones were collected to help domestic abuse victims. The borough president and Verizon distributed the phones to three organizations, who will then make sure they are given to those who need them.

The phones are programmed to call 911 or Safe Horizons so domestic abuse victims can get help in an emergency.

Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr., says if someone is given a cell phone to get help and a life is saved then the partnership has been worth it.If you would like to donate a cell phone, you can drop the used cell phone off at the Bronx County Courthouse, Room 207.

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