October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a month to raise awareness and end domestic violence for good. Wireless Zone® supports More Than a Phone, and we are joining the call to take action and educate as many people as possible about domestic violence.
About Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a national epidemic that does not discriminate; it affects people everywhere regardless of age, gender, nationality, economic status, orientation, etc. One in four women and one in nine men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. That said, the abuse often goes unnoticed or ignored. The National Domestic Violence Hotline has excellent resources on recognizing violence.
More Than a Phone
More Than a Phone keeps survivors of domestic violence connected during their transition away from an abuser with free smartphones and data services. These phones are essential to help survivors regain freedom in their life. With their own device, they can safely keep in contact with family, friends, jobs, and more without being tracked by their abuser.
More Than a Tailgate
Support More Than a Phone by attending their annual fundraiser, More Than a Tailgate, either in person or virtually! This event is before the Colts vs. Titans football game on Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 10am – 12:30pm, at the Crane Bay Event Center in Indianapolis, IN. All proceeds benefit More Than a Phone.
There will be a guest speaker, Beverly Gooden, and live music from The Katherine Nagy Band. Tickets to this event get you access to gourmet tailgate food, mimosas, and bloody marys before the game. Virtual tickets let you tune in to watch the guest speaker and band, plus a tailgate-inspired box will be delivered right to your door.
Busy on the day of the tailgate? You can also donate to More Than a Phone.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) for confidential help available 24/7. See more domestic violence resources.