Hopeline: Fans can donate their used phones

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons fans, especially those of you who are getting new cell phones for Christmas, you canverizon-hopeline help out a really cool program.

Verizon Wireless will be hosting a HopeLine phone drive on Falcons Landing out in front of the Georgia Dome prior to Monday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider. The phones are then refurbished and provided to local domestic violence organizations or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients.

Wireless phones and technology can serve as a vital link to emergency or support services in a time of crisis or as a reliable, safe connection to employers, family and friends as survivors rebuild their lives.

To learn more about the Hopeline program CLICK HERE.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter

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Marcus

December 23rd, 2010
7:34 am

Great cause.

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Yulee Falcon

December 23rd, 2010
7:49 am

Excellent news!!! I have 4 or 5 I can donate, assuming I can get tickets……..

Ross

December 23rd, 2010
9:17 am

Good wimmins, bad men. Am I the only one totally over this faked up story? Hey, let’s all don brown ribbons, because 20 percent more men die from colon cancer as do women from breast cancer. (Wouldn’t work – try getting a DB to wear brown shoes…)

Falcons 4 Real

December 23rd, 2010
9:48 am

Merry Christmas DLed and all Falcon faithful!

Reid Adair

December 23rd, 2010
10:25 am

Sounds like a great program. As always, thanks for sharing the information, D-Led.

Ueeediot

December 23rd, 2010
11:41 am

The Aints are gonna need some working phones….to call the ambulance.

Willy

December 23rd, 2010
11:48 am

D-Led, will there be a local TV station carrying the game, like the Thursday Baltimore game. I’m running off an antennae here. Thanks!

Hey ROSS

December 23rd, 2010
11:56 am

Get your facts straight…

In 2009, there were more cases of colon cancer in WOMEN than in MEN.
Also, in 2009, there were 40k female breast cancer deaths and 25k male colon cancer deaths.

So yea, I think you are the only one over this “faked up” story…

falconfiend

December 23rd, 2010
12:12 pm

4 more days to game time. I cant wait. Bring your old cell phones. Two great causes. Fighting domestic violence and fighting the saints. LETS GO. RISE UP

ninja

December 23rd, 2010
12:18 pm

The Falcons should have done what the Hawks did, donate toys for tix! Make the tix for 2011, and i bet there would have been a huge turnout.

bigslow

December 23rd, 2010
12:21 pm

xmas is about giveing

Ueeediot

December 23rd, 2010
12:39 pm

Ninja something tells me that there will be a full house in the Dome Monday night. Hopefully, next Sunday afternoon also.

Ross

December 23rd, 2010
12:55 pm

There is an excellent article on the Falcons in the NY Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/2010/12/23/2010-12-23_matt_ryan_roddy_white_michael_turner_and_falcons_flying_under_radar_which_is_ok_.html

About the only national love for the DBirds anywhere.

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