Cell Phones for Soldiers Update
Cooper Home Health and Cell Phones for Soldiers
In May of 2010 Cooper Home Health joined forces with Cell Phones for Soldiers to share in their efforts to provide phone minutes to soldiers. For each used cell phone that is turned in and recycled, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to purchase one hour of talk time for men and women serving in all branches of our military.
Baskets have been set up in several locations and thanks to the participation of many area residents, Cooper Home Health has sent off 334 phones to date. That translates into 20,040 minutes that US troops can use to call home.
“We are grateful to so many of you who have taken the time to stop and drop off your used cell phones. If any of you received new phones for Christmas, this would be a great time to recycle your old ones. Not only does that help a service man or woman, but it also keeps those phones out of our landfills. We have another shipment almost ready to send out, so please help us fill that box,” said Melissa Millard, Community Education Coordinator for Cooper Home Health.
In addition to the Cooper Home Health main office at 51 North Side Square, anyone may drop off phones at the following locations: Cooper Community Clinic, Dairy Queen, Enloe State Bank, First National Bank, and the US Post Office.
To learn more about this organization or to print a receipt for tax purposes, please visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
Posted on Mon, February 7, 2011
by Nicki Beeler