Grants available from Verizon

Verizon Wireless is seeking grant proposals from non-profit organizations in Kentucky for programs that directly benefit domestic violence survivors and their families or for initiatives that raise awareness of and prevent domestic violence, teen dating violence, partner violence or elder abuse.

Applicants must have 501(c) 3 tax status, and funding requests should not exceed $10,000. Written proposals may be submitted to Michelle Gilbert at The deadline is June 30. All applicants will be notified between July 1 and Sept. 30.

Domestic violence shelters and other non-profit organizations that assist domestic violence survivors also may submit applications to Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program for wireless phones and free airtime for domestic violence survivors who are rebuilding their lives. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Lestor at jennifer.lestor@

Red Cross pledge

Lile Plumbing of Lexington will donate $25 to the Bluegrass Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for every completed service appointment in March. The company provides training and support to plumbing companies. For more info, contact Raymond Gay at (859) 231-5155.