Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C-East Patchogue) today continued his mission to assist victims of domestic violence by joining forces with the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center in its ongoing cell phone collection project. Murray has played an active role in this effort for several years and is encouraging residents with broken or outdated phones to drop them off at his district office. The donated phones are given to at-risk individuals and are recycled in an environmentally-sound way to raise money to pay for victim services such as counseling, advocacy, preventive education and outreach services.
“Domestic violence and sexual abuse are heinous offenses and I have made it my mission to do everything in my power to assist victims of these crimes,” said Murray. “These cell phone donations are just one small way to help women and children recover from some truly terrible situations and I appreciate both the dedication of the staff at VIBS and the outpouring of support from Suffolk County residents to assist in these recovery efforts.”
Assemblyman Murray’s office is located at 1735 North Ocean Avenue in Medford. For more information on the cell phone collection program, please call his office at 631-207-0073.