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State of Alaska Donates More Than 1,200 Phones to “Cell Phones for Soldiers”

Juneau, AK - With the recent shipment of 483 used cell phones, the State of Alaska has now contributed more than 1,200 phones to the “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program.  Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recycling used cell phones in exchange for phone cards for American military personnel serving overseas.  Each phone donated is exchanged for a one-hour calling card.

Since its founding in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, MA, the program has distributed more than 500,000 calling cards to all branches of the U.S military. 

“We have previously informed State employees about this program but we’d like the public to know that we can accept their donations as well,” said Annette Kreitzer, Commissioner of the Department of Administration.

Anyone may drop off used cell phones between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday at State surplus property warehouse locations: in Anchorage at 2400 Viking Drive, and in Juneau at 5011 Short Street.  Cell Phones for Soldiers also assists the public in making a direct donation by providing a mailing label.  Call 800-426-1031 for further information.

Cell Phones for Soldiers website:  http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/about.html

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