Family justice center receives $70,000 from Verizon
March 31, 2010
Nonprofit fundraising committees who are addressing serious health and violence issues may find an attentive ear in large corporations.
Verizon Wireless recent gave a $70,000 grant to a nonprofit that addresses domestic abuse in California.
The Alameda County Family Justice Center says it will use the funds to develop a system to increase cooperation between healthcare providers and law enforcement officials to assist victims of domestic violence.
The grant comes in addition to another donation provided by the telecom company in 2008, for a total of $152,000.
Kevin Zavaglia, a regional representative for the telecom company, says that the corporation is proud to be able address such a critical situation with the grant.
"Enabling health care providers to quickly and compassionately provide information and access to vital services is essential in creating a better tomorrow for victims and their children," says Zavaglia. "Verizon is proud to partner with the Alameda County Family Justice Center to make that a reality."
Verizon has awarded $67.9 million to nonprofit agencies since 2009. It also boasts a large employee volunteer program, which clocked in about 5 million hours of community service since 2000.