ALBANY — To assist survivors of home violence and crime victims entry providers and keep protected, state Sen. George Borrello has partnered with Connecting Communities in Motion and the Salvation Military’s Anew Middle to create the State of Hope Program to gather donated cell telephones and chargers.
“Sadly, we noticed an increase in home violence in the course of the pandemic,” Borrello mentioned. “There’s a hole in service for survivors of crime, notably domestic-violence survivors, who want cell telephones to entry providers and keep in touch with their household and assist networks.”
October is Home Violence Consciousness Month. Borrello mentioned State of Hope is being launched now to lift consciousness and provides the group a chance to assist domestic-violence survivors and different victims of crime. Donated telephones will probably be refurbished and manufacturing unit reset with new SIM playing cards, defending cellphone donors’ info and that of recipients. Survivors may even obtain pre-paid cellphone playing cards.
Telephones are required to be 3G or increased and should be dropped off with chargers.
Telephones and chargers may be donated at Borrello’s places of work in Jamestown at 2 E. Second St. Suite 302, or Olean at 700 W. State St., Olean.
Companies for domestic-violence survivors or crime-victims could also be accessed at:
- Connecting Communities in Motion at (716) 945-1041. Connecting Group in Motion’s 24-hour disaster hotline is on the market at 1-888-945-3970, or at 945-3970.
- Salvation Military Anew Middle at 661-3894. Anew’s disaster 24-hour hotline may be reached at (800) 252-8748 or 661-3897.
For extra details about the State of Hope, name Borrello’s district workplace in Jamestown at 664-4603 his satellite tv for pc workplace in Olean at 372-4901.