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Donations aid STOP DV agency

PORT HENRY - Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union recently wrapped up its first cell phone collection drive, benefiting the STOP Domestic Violence Center of Essex County.

A total of 106 cell phones were collected among TFCU's three branch locations throughout January and February.

"The level of participation in this event has exceeded our expectations," said TFCU CEO, Greg Johnson. "We're proud to support an important cause in our community through this charitable event."

All donated cell phones will be given to the STOP Domestic Violence Center of Essex County in Westport, where the phones will be turned into emergency 911 help-lines and distributed to local victims of domestic violence free of charge.

"TFCU would like to thank everyone who participated in the event," said Kate Thompson, TFCU spokeswoman. "TFCU would like to specially thank Kelly Lane of Adirondack Wireless Communications in Moriah for her generous donation of over 30 cell phones."

Anyone can donate their phone and help victims of domestic violence at anytime by mailing the cell phone with a pre-paid shipping label available at the following website, courtesy of Verizon Wireless. http://www.verizonwireless.com/hopelinemailinglabel/

TFCU is a not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution offering membership to people who live, work, worship or attend school in, or businesses or legal entities located in Essex County, Washington County or the towns of Hague, Horicon and Chester. For information on becoming a member of the TFCU, go to www.tfcunow.com

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