Verizon Wireless is the presenting sponsor, additional sponsors include Williams & Walsh, LLC, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, Liza’s Lifeline of South Carolina and the City of North Charleston. Williams & Walsh is proud to be a sponsor of Zonta’s Gala Event and is donating 5 tickets to local domestic violence advocates to thank them for their time and dedication to the community.
About our sponsors:
HopeLine® from Verizon collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider. The phones are then refurbished or recycled in an environmentally sound way. Refurbished phones, complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service, are provided to local domestic violence organizations or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients.
Domestic violence touches all of us. Nearly one in four women, one in nine men, and over 3 million children have been affected by domestic violence. Wireless phones and technology can serve as a vital link to emergency or support services in a time of crisis or as a reliable, safe connection to employers, family and friends as survivors rebuild their lives.
Since the launch of the cell phone recycling program, HopeLine from Verizon has:
- Collected more than 7 million phones
- Awarded more than $7.9 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country
- Distributed more than 90,000 phones with the equivalent of more than 300 million minutes of free wireless service to be used by victims of domestic violence
- Properly disposed of 1.6 million no-longer-used wireless phones in an environmentally sound way
- Kept more than 200 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills
For victims, call 911 or dial #HOPE.
Williams & Walsh is a women-owned premier criminal defense and plaintiffs’ litigation law firm offering nothing less than intelligent, effective, efficient, and empathetic service to all clients.
The foundation of our law firm is the understanding that any legal situation is a crisis in the client’s life. We are devoted to responding to a client’s crisis at a moment’s notice, and to effectively and efficiently handling each client’s case in an intelligent, non-judgmental, and supportive manner.
We are dedicated to keeping our clients informed of the status and developments in their case, and to ensuring that our clients are more than satisfied with our legal representation.
Our firm is accustomed to tackling the most complex and challenging cases and achieving the best possible results through extensive research, preparation and effective advocacy. Our ability to quickly assemble a team of investigators, advisors, specialists, and/or leading experts in the nation, who specialize in the particular needs of a client’s case, if necessary, is unparalleled. Every case is backed by a 24-hour per day case management legal team.
We pride ourselves on our experience, accessibility, and results, and consider our representation in each matter a service, not a product. Because of this philosophy, our representation of you will be tailor-made to your background, your situation, your needs and your desired results.
The Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy‘s primary mission is to provide pastoral care and counseling for employees and families of law enforcement and emergency service agencies, as well as the general public; assist the Coroner in notifying individuals who have lost a family member in an unexpected manner; assist the Mobile Crisis Unit and SWAT teams in hostage negotiations and other local emergency situations; and to provide follow-up visitations in the home or in the hospital for victims of crimes and their families. The Chaplaincy is a Judeo-Christian organization that works closely with all law enforcement and emergency agencies and personnel in the Charleston area to provide assistance during emergency situations. These include murders, suicides, shootings, fires
South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA)’s mission is to enhance the status, influence and effectiveness of women lawyers in the State of South Carolina. SCWLA will, through advocacy, action and association, take positive steps to ensure that women lawyers achieve their fair share of opportunities and benefits available to those in the legal profession.
- To encourage and promote the advancement of women in the profession of law.
- To provide opportunities for the development of collegiality and mentoring among women lawyers.
- To enhance the professional lives of women lawyers.
- To increase the number of women in the judiciary.
- To provide a forum to consider and address issues unique to women in the legal profession.
North Charleston is a city in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. On June 12, 1972 the city of North Charleston incorporated and was the 9th largest city in South Carolina. North Charleston is the third-largest city in South Carolina, as of the 2000 Census with a current area of more than 76.6 square miles (198 km2). The city is considered one of the state’s major industrial cities and it is the states major retail center.
With the arrival of Boeing Aircraft, the city has gained international importance and stature as one of only three places in the world for the manufacture and assembly of wide-body commercial aircraft. The other two places are in and around Everett, Washington and Toulouse, France.
North Charleston continues to be the State’s leader in retail sales for the sixteenth consecutive year. In calendar year 2007, gross retail sales exceeded $6.15 billion and surpassed its nearest competition, Columbia, South Carolina, by over $2 billion.
The city continues to expand its inventory of 4-star hotel accommodations. By the end of 2009, North Charleston had 7,246 rooms available for visitors to this region of South Carolina.
North Charleston is the home to the Global Financial Services – Charleston (US State Dept), located at the old Naval Station, Charleston International Airport and Air Force Base. The Global Financial Services – Charleston is responsible overall for more than 200 bank accounts in over 160 countries and 169 different currencies. In 2005, it disbursed over $10 billion and purchased over $3 billion in foreign currency.
Since the construction of Palmetto Commerce Parkway, many businesses,including Venture Aerobearings, Daimler Vans Manufacturing, Cummins Turbo, and the VTL Group, have located and invested hundreds of millions of dollars in North Charleston’s local economy. Industrial hubs, such as this one, continue to provide high paying jobs in the area’s economy.
Liza’s Lifeline of South Carolina is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting domestic violence victims, their families, and the community through financial assistance, education, and social change. Liza’s Lifeline objectives are to raise money to help victims and their families, provide educational programming, increase public awareness of domestic violence, compliment and change existing services through collaboration with other organizations and agencies, arrange foster care for pets of victims in transition and improve South Carolina laws and policies regarding domestic violence. For more information how the funds are used, please visit www.lizaslifelinesc.org