Cell Phones for Soldiers Program
By Ed Vitorino
November 21, 2009
Every year millions of Americans throw their used/broken cell
phones in the trash and we all know that it ends up on a landfill.
I know we all have them sitting in a drawer somewhere taking
up space. What if i told you that we can recycle them and in
return the recycling company gives the military members calling
That is true and this program has been around for quite some
time and to date about 50 thousand phones are turned into calling
cards. Many organizations and groups have gathered to help this
cause and the Ketchikan Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla is collecting
them at 3 key sites. You may drop off your old, broken, unusable
cellular phones at AT&T in the plaza, A&P Supermarket
or Dodi's Hair Salon at Tongass Towers. We are assisting in
the running of this program until February 1st. Please help
support our military members overseas by recycling your phones
so they may call home to their loved ones.
For more information on clearing phones memory or about the program,
please visit http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/about.html
If you know a soldier that is in need of a calling card, you
may put his/her name and they will receive one.
Thanks for your support,
Ed Vitorino, Flotilla Commande
About: " Ketchikan Resident
for 6 years. C.G. Auxiliary member for 5 years"
Received November 18, 2009
- Published November 21, 2009
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