Nancy Dooling released the following information to the press about grants offered by Verizon Wireless to fund violence prevention and education projects:
Verizon Wireless is offering a $2,500 grant to non-profit organizations in the Southern Tier to fund violence prevention and education projects. The company is offering $57,500 in grants throughout Upstate New York. The deadline to apply is Sept. 14.
The grant is being offered to agencies, shelters and other domestic violence advocacy groups to introduce or expand programs, add equipment or enhance facilities to better serve clients.
To qualify, an applicant must be designated a public or private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a valid Internal Revenue Service tax ID based in Broome, Tioga, Chenango or Delaware counties. For an application and additional information, call (585) 321-7264.
I commend Verizon Wireless for offering those grants. I hope the beneficiaries use the money wisely.
I have avoided getting a cellphone from Verizon, because they charge higher security deposits. However, I will consider them next time I get a cellphone, because I prefer to do business with a company that gives back.
What do you think?