MA4 Receives $2,500 Grant From Verizon To Fight Elder Abuse

Leonatti & Merritt

Jean Leonatti (left) accepts a grant on behalf of the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (MA4) of $2,500 from Miki Merritt (right), representative of the HopeLine from Verizon program. The presentation was made Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Verizon Wireless store located at 303 North Stadium Boulevard in Columbia, MO.

The grant will be used to fund training and prevention skills relating to elder abuse and financial exploitation of Missouri seniors. The program will be presented at the Annual Summit on Aging and Health to be held in September of this year.

HopeLine from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence and victims of elder abuse to vital resources and support organizations nationwide. Visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/aboutus/hopeline/ for more information.

Verizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States affected by domestic violence and is doing its part to end this epidemic by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turning them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide. Through Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program, Verizon has donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to partner agencies.

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