Local Verizon Call Center Employees Honored During National Volunteer Week

Chris Hart (far left), Verizon Wireless Charleston Contact Center Supervisor; Lisa Leach (middle left), Tribal Administer of Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians; Lorne Shumak (middle right), Coordinator of National Accounts in Financial Services; Christopher Sharo (far right), Associate Director in Financial Services B2B

employees from the Verizon Wireless Charleston Contact Center were honored during
National Volunteer Week (April 18-24) for their volunteerism in 2009.
Charleston employees volunteered nearly 400 hours and earned $5,250.

earn a $750 Volunteer
Incentive Program (VIP) grant from the Verizon Foundation
, an employee must
volunteer at least 50 hours at that organization and log their time in an
online database. Employees can earn up to two VIP grants per year for a
nonprofit of their choice.

following Charleston Contact Center employees qualified for a Verizon
Foundation VIP grant in 2009:

  • Lorne Shumak-
    $750 VIP grant for Boy Scouts of America, $750 VIP grant for Wassamasaw Tribe of
    Varnertown Indians
  • Suzanne Weller- $750 VIP grant for Alliance for Full Acceptance
  • Catherine Yu- $750 VIP grant for John Acrum Society for Prevention of
    Cruelty to Animals North Charleston
  • Angela Christian- $750 VIP grant for Charleston Oprhan House
  • Monica Woods-
    $750 VIP grant for Girls Scouts of Eastern SC
  • Erin Leininger-
    $750 VIP grant for American Lung Association of SC

Verizon employees volunteered more than 700,000 hours to more than 8,000
nonprofits in 2009.

A Great Place to Work

For the ninth consecutive
year, Verizon
Wireless was ranked No. 4
on Training
magazine's latest Top 125 list of companies
that have the best training
programs for their employees. As the only
wireless carrier included in the “Working
Mother 100 Best Companies”
, Verizon Wireless was recognized for the ninth
consecutive year for creating one of the best work environments for working

industry accolades are testament to its commitment to
the training, education, and professional development of its employees
to help them provide the best customer experience.

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