Wednesday, January 5, 2011

YWCA Receives Verizon Grant



Laura Harwin

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh


YWCA receives Verizon grant for anti-violence activities

PITTSBURGH, PA : The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is pleased to announce a grant of $8,000 from Verizon for the YWCA Week Without Violence.

“We appreciate Verizon’s support of our efforts to bring others together to identify peaceful solutions and take action against the violence in our community,” said Magdeline E. Jensen, CEO, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.

The YWCA Week Without Violence is an annual campaign that focuses attention on practical, sustainable non-violent alternatives through a week-long series of events. Besides the YWCA, numerous community agencies spearhead and/or are involved in these events. In 2010, activities included promoting safety activities among young children; highlighting ways women and men can work to prevent violence against women; identifying hate crimes and how to report incidents; and presenting youth perspectives on violence and violence prevention.

“On behalf of Verizon, we are pleased to support the YWCA in its mission to break the cycle of violence in the community,” said William B. Carnahan, Vice President-External Affairs, Verizon Pennsylvania. “This event aligns with Verizon’s mission to create safer communities through domestic violence prevention.”

The YWCA Week Without Violence is an international event that has spread to over 50 states and 40 countries. The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will once again be joining YWCA’s nationwide for the 16th annual YWCA Week Without Violence coming October 2011, dates to be announced.

The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is a women’s membership movement committed to the elimination of racism and the economic empowerment of women and girls. For more information about the YWCA’s programs and services, persons may visit or call 412-391-5100.

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