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Verizon Offers Disaster Aid for Tornado Victims

 
 

Company's Emergency Wireless Center Dispatched to Henryville, Ind.

HENRYVILLE, Ind., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless is opening a free Wireless Emergency Communications Center today in Henryville in the wake of tornado damage for all emergency personnel and local residents to make free phone calls, re-charge cell phones (regardless of carrier) and access the Internet using the company's 4G LTE Mobile Broadband service.

The heated mobile trailer equipped with 4G devices is located on the corner of Ferguson and Cherry streets. Verizon's communications center will be available throughout the week.

Verizon Wireless has also boosted capacity on its cell sites in and around Henryville due to devastating damage in parts of Southern Indiana.

The company's 4G LTE network is being added in Henryville and Otisco so that individuals can take advantage of the significantly faster speeds to check email, file insurance claims, pay bills and handle any other necessary transactions.

Additionally, the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in nearby Clarksville, Ind., and six of the company's premium agent retailers in Indiana and Kentucky continue to offer emergency communication resources so Hoosiers rebuilding their homes and community can contact employers, family and friends at no cost. Residents can also use a battery charging station that allows users of any carrier to charge their smartphones and other wireless devices. 

The company's Clarksville store at 1118 Veterans Parkway – about 19 miles away from the heart of the tornado damage in Henryville – is also participating in a community-wide initiative to collect nonperishable food, blankets, clothing, diapers and baby wipes to send to area residents.

Donations can be dropped at the store at the following times:

  • 10:00 a.m.8:00 p.m. Monday thorough Saturday
  • 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. on Sunday


Indiana and Kentucky Assistance Locations

Clarksville, Ind.
Verizon Wireless Communications Store
1118 Veterans Pkwy.
Clarksville, Ind. 47129
Phone: 812-283-5558

Cellular Sales
757 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy.
Clarksville, Ind. 47129
(Inside Green Tree Mall)
Phone: 812-284-1950

Madison, Ind.
Cellular Connection
219 Clifty Drive
Madison, Ind. 47250
(Near Rally's)
Phone: 812-265-1661

North Vernon, Ind.
Cellular Connection
1189 N. State St.
North Vernon, Ind. 47265
(By Dairy Queen)
Phone: 812-346-4593

Seymour, Ind.
Cellular Connection
1218 E. Tipton St.
Seymour, Ind. 47274
(Near JC Penney's)
Phone: 812-523-8711

Scottsburg, Ind.
Cellular Connection
543 S. Lake Road
Scottsburg, Ind. 47170
(Behind Pizza Hut)
Phone: 812-752-6300

Carrollton, Ky.
Cellular Connection
2519 Highway 227
Carrollton, Ky. 41008
Phone: 502-732-5343


About Verizon Wireless in Indiana

In Indiana, Verizon Wireless has more than 700 employees and 36 company-owned retail locations in 25 cities, including Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Carmel, Clarksville, Columbus, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Lawrence, Mishawaka, Merrillville, Muncie, Noblesville, Plainfield, Portage, Schererville, South Bend, Terre Haute, Valparaiso and Warsaw.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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