TCFV President Gloria Terry was honored to participate in Verizon’s Journey of Hope Tour in Dallas on October 28.

HopeLine from Verizon and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) teamed up for a cross-country bus tour, the Journey of Hope, to collect and share the stories of people affected by domestic violence and those who are passionate about ending it. The public was invited to join the tour in eight cities across the country to share their stories of hope and perseverance. The event focused on uniting and inspiring the general public to get involved in ending domestic violence.

At each destination, domestic violence advocates, activists and survivors had the opportunity to record their experience with the issue on a Verizon smart phone or tablet. These stories were collected to be shared at facebook.com/Verizon.

Verizon also made a donation to a local domestic violence program in each of the designated cities, and encouraged participants at each stop to contribute used cell phones to the HopeLine program. HopeLine has distributed more than 106,000 phones with more than 319 minutes of free wireless service to be used by victims of domestic abuse since the program’s inception in 1995.

Dallas was the final stop on the Journey of Hope. The tour spanned for the entire month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.