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Cell Phones for Soldiers

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Cell Phones for Soldiers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing deployed and returning troops cost-free methods to communicate with family while serving in the United States military.

Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers:

  • Raised more than $7 million and provided more than 114 million minutes of free talk time
  • Mails approximately 12,000 calling cards each week
  • Recycled more than 8.3 million cell phones, reducing the impact on landfills
  • Anticipates the launch of a new program, Helping Heroes Home, to provide returning troops with 30-days of free phone service following deployment.
  • Has remained a family-run, non-profit organization operated almost exclusively by Bob, Gail, Brittany, Robbie and Courtney Bergquist.

To support Cell Phones for Soldiers you can visit their site to make a monetary contribution, or you can donate a used mobile phone. Phone donors can find their nearest drop-off location or print a postage-paid shipping label. For every $5 raised, 150 minutes of talk time can be sent overseas, bridging the communication gap for military families.