Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cell Phones for Soldiers

An alert reader sent a message to make us aware of a program that provides free pre-paid phone cards and cellphones to our service members.

It is a nation-wide, reputable program with several collection points in Valley Station and Southwest Louisville. Just click the link, select "Find a Drop Off Point" and enter your zip code.

Here's more from the website:

Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas in 2008. To do so, Cell Phones for Soldiers expects to collect 50,000 cell phones each month through a network of more than 3,000 collection sites across the country.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.

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