Cell Phones To Go To Domestic Violence Victims

Ponca City Now - October 7, 2013 9:03 am

District eight District Attorney’s office is embracing the age of technology and combining it with charity for domestic violence month.

District Attorney, Brian Hermanson says this is a need.

Half the cases that cross his desk are domestic violence related crimes.

The DA’s have set-up drop boxes at their offices and all libraries in Kay and Noble county for people to drop off unwanted phones.

These phones will be wiped clean and refurbished.

And give them to victims of domestic violence to use during the transition," Hermanson said. "After they leave home because many times they have to cancel their cell phone and run, and they don’t have any way to communicate.”

This movement is in conjunction with Verizon wireless.

A Verizon employee was a victim of domestic violence when they decided to stand-up and help.

There will be a movie screening of the Verizon employee’s story later this month.

Cell phones will be collected all of October.

 

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