Cameka Crawford:<br />
Helping Victims, One Cell Phone at a Time

Cameka Crawford:
Helping Victims, One Cell Phone at a Time

The national manager of Verizon's Hopeline explains how the company is working to aid survivors of domestic violence

Melanie Yvette

by Melanie Yvette, October 22, 2012

Cameka Crawford:<br />
Helping Victims, One Cell Phone at a Time

Cameka Crawford

it shows up on a caller ID, it shows up as “Verizon Wireless.”  There is no number; it just shows up as “Verizon Wireless.”

EBONYI’m so in awe of the way you’ve used technology to help people. I do want to know more about the hash tag Hopeline as well.

CC: On every wireless phone on the Verizon wireless network, a customer can dial #HOPE and be connected instantly to a domestic violence hotline. That hotline is a 24/7 hotline that helps victims in need. The other way we make it easy for people to get connected is the Android app. There is a button in the app, that says “dial hotline," and you’re instantly connected.

EBONY: I hope this program continues to be a success! 

CC: We really are able to continue this support in thanks of the community. We just want to make it very easy for people to get involved. For those who want to get involved and host their own community drive, you can go to our website and there is a page that says “phone drive suggestions and tips," and there is a step by step guide that will help you get started. And we will send the posters, collection boxes, everything that you need with no charge.



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