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Verizon volunteers aid in hurricane relief telethon

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  • Verizon Wireless volunteer Dainah Malave takes calls Tuesday night in Rolling Meadows during the "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief" telethon being broadcast live nationally.

      Verizon Wireless volunteer Dainah Malave takes calls Tuesday night in Rolling Meadows during the "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief" telethon being broadcast live nationally.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • As the hurricane relief telethon plays behind her Tuesday night, Verizon Wireless volunteer Gwendolyn Williams helps staff a call center in Rolling Meadows.

      As the hurricane relief telethon plays behind her Tuesday night, Verizon Wireless volunteer Gwendolyn Williams helps staff a call center in Rolling Meadows.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Verizon Wireless volunteers Janet Roberts and Timothy Berry field calls Tuesday night at a Rolling Meadows call center during the telethon for hurricane relief.

      Verizon Wireless volunteers Janet Roberts and Timothy Berry field calls Tuesday night at a Rolling Meadows call center during the telethon for hurricane relief.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Verizon Wireless volunteers Tuesday staffed a center in Rolling Meadows taking calls during the "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief" celebrity telethon broadcast live nationally on a variety of networks.

National, 2,000 Verizon volunteers at 18 call centers fielded calls between 7 p.m. and midnight. The event received support from more than a dozen broadcasters, many tech companies and dozens of artists and performers. All the money raised will go to families and communities in need in Florida and Texas.

Individuals can make a $25 donation by texting "GIVE" to 80077 on their mobile phones.

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