Updated: 10/22/2013 12:23 PM
Created: 10/22/2013 1:09 AM WHEC.com
Have an old cell phone that you're not sure what to do with? Instead of throwing it out, Rural Metro is hoping you will donate it.
On Tuesday, the medical services provider launched a phone drive as part of the Verizon Wireless “Hope Line” Program. You can donate an old cell phone, batteries or accessories at Rural Metro on West Avenue in Rochester. They'll either be recycled or refurbished with the proceeds going to help domestic violence victims.
John O'Malley, Verizon Public Relations Manager, said, “To a woman who finds herself in a dangerous or live threatening situation or simply needs a way to help find employment, housing or to arrange for childcare for her kids as she escapes the cycle of violence, a phone like this can really make all the difference."
Rural Metro plans to donate more than 80 phones and accessories Tuesday. If you would like to donate a device, you can drop it off at the Rural Metro on West Avenue in the city.