Cell phones for soldiers

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Cell Phones for Soldiers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free communication tools to active duty military members and veterans.

The organization was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, with only $21. Cell Phones for Soldiers relies on generous donors for cash contributions and funds raised by the recycling of used cell phones.

News 2 would like to thank the Lowcountry for your continued support of Cell Phones for Soldiers. Last year, you helped us collect over 1,000 cell phones and provide 32,000 minutes of free talk time for soldiers overseas.

Lowcountry residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted cell phones at any of the following locations from April 1, 2015 to October 31st 2015.

Cell Phones for Soldier drop-off locations:

    America’s Mattress 2022 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407
    America’s Mattress 1027 Folly Rd., James Island, SC 29412
    America’s Mattress Superstore 1755 US HWY 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    America’s Mattress 7250 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC 29406
    America’s Mattress 464 Azalea Square Blvd Suite C, Summerville, SC 29483
    America’s Mattress 9780 Dorchester Rd., Summerville, SC 29485
    Budget Blinds 2447 Hwy 17N, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
    Carpet Baggers — 3196 Marginal Road, Charleston, SC 29414
    Charleston County Park & Recreation James Island County Park, 861 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC 29412
    Charleston County Park & Recreation Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, 4444 Needlerush Parkway, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    Charleston County Park & Recreation North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29406
    Charleston County Parks & Recreation – Mount Pleasant Pier at 71 Harry Hallman Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
   ILDERTON CONVERSION 8550 Rivers Avenue North Charleston, SC 29406
    BATTERIES PLUS–MT. P 621 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
    BATTERIES PLUS–MT. P 621 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
    CARPET BAGGERS 3196 Marginal Road Charleston, SC 29414
    HOLY CITY HELICOPTERS 5875 South Aviation Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406
    JOYE LAW FIRM 5861 Rivers Avenue N. Charleston, SC 29406  843-554-3100
    JACKSON DAVENPORT 101 Old Trolley Road Summerville, SC 29485
    BEREKELY LOCKSMITH  113 College Park Road Ladson, SC 29456 843-572-7602
    George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers 7011 Rivers Ave #105, Charleston, SC 29406
    Hendrick Honda 1478 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
    Palmetto Ford – 1625 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407
    Ashley Furniture — 4950 Centre Pointe Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
    Window World – 213 College Park Rd. Ladson, SC 29456

Three things to remember before you donate your wireless phone:

  • Terminate your service
  • Clear the phone’s memory of contacts and other stored information. Go to www.recyclewirelessphones.com to learn how to do this;
  • Remove your phone’s SIM card, if it has one. Phones that operate on GSM networks use SIM cards. If you are not sure if your phone uses a SIM card or if you need assistance removing your SIM card, contact your wireless provider.

ABOUT CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS INC — Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 213 million “Minutes That Matter” to deployed troops. Since 2012, “Helping Heroes Home” has provided emergency funds for more than 2,700 returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.

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