Cell Phones for Soldiers turns old cell phones into minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The average phone can provide a 60-minute calling card for international use.
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Cell Phones for Soldiers: Keeping Military Families Connected Minute-by-Minute

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Brian Fletcher was a U.S military soldier who racked-up a $7,624 cell phone bill calling his family while he was deployed overseas.

Brian's plight touched two Massachusetts teens, Robbie and Brittany Berquist and the result: the two enterprising teens started today's thriving support program, Cell Phones for Soldiers, a registered 501c3 nonprofit they founded in 2004.

What started as a simple compassionate act by two youngsters has grown into an organization that has raised over $2,000,000, providing over 500,000 one-hour calling cards and 30,000,000 minutes to military service members and their loved ones.

HOW CAN SOLDIERS GET FREE CELL PHONES?

Cell Phones for Soldiers turns old cell phones into minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The average phone can provide a 60-minute calling card for international use. AT&T Mobility provides collection points in its 2,000 stores nationwide, and ReCellular, Inc., gives money for each donated phone.

Cell Phones for Soldiers has approximately 3,000 volunteers nationwide helping to run collection drives for donated cell phones, including 2,000 drop off locations at AT&T.

FROM $21.00 TO $2,000,000

Beginning with only $21 and a dedicated pursuit of their dream, Cell Phones for Soldiers has now grown into a nation-wide, company sponsored, congress-recognized organization.

On February 5, 2010, the House of Representatives commended the Bergquist family and the thousands of volunteers of Cell Phones for Soldiers for their unwavering service to military service members and their families by creating and sustaining this unique program.

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

Over 130 million phones are taken out of use in the U.S. each year, and it would take only a donation of 2 percent of these phones to provide every military service member with a way to contact their families while serving our country, a small expression of gratitude from the American people.

Beginning July 2, 2010, AT&T users can support Cell Phones for Soldiers by sending a text to CP4S to 704 -- $5.00 will automatically be donated to benefit troops serving overseas and will be added to your monthly bill. This is a convenient way to contribute!

Visit Cell Phones for Soldiers for more information on how to donate your phone.



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