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Local Non-Profit Collecting Phones for Domestic Violence Victims

 An Owensboro organization is spear-heading a project to help victims of domestic violence. The American Association of University Women is collecting used cell phones. Verizon will clean the phones and give them to domestic violence victims. Organizers say, often, abusers can track victims old cell phones or try to cancel the phone when they try to leave. The organization says their goal is to collect 3,500 phones. "She very well may leave with the clothes on her back and her children. She may or may not have access to her phone at that time. If it's left in the house or in her car she may very well not get it back," said Judy Adams, The American Association of University Women Chapter President.


Some drop off locations are Nona's Market, The Creme, Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, New Beginnings Sexual Assault Services, Zion United Church of Christ, First Presbyterian Church, and the library at Owensboro Community and Technical College. For more information or if you're a business wanting to participate you can call Judy Adams at  270-344-1391 or go to http://owensboro-ky.aauw.net/

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