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Cell Phones for Soldiers
Cell Phones for Soldiers

 

Clay County Department of Environmental Services is teaming up with Advanced Disposal and Cell Phones for Soldiers to collect used cell phones in honor of Veterans Day. The proceeds from the recycled cell phones will provide soldiers serving overseas with prepaid calling cards to communicate with their families back home.

Monday, November 7 through Friday, November 11, 2011, Advanced Disposal will place Cell Phones for Soldiers donation bags inside customers’ recycling containers throughout Clay County in hopes of collecting cell phone donations in honor of Veterans Day. Residents can simply place any old, unwanted cell phone inside the envelope, seal it up and leave it in their mailbox. There is no postage necessary and no charge to the participant. Each donated cell phone provides a soldier overseas with 30 minutes of prepaid calling service so they may phone their families back home.

In the past, Advanced Disposal has collected 1,527 cell phones, resulting in 91,620 minutes of talk time for soldiers. With the contributions from Clay County residents that number will grow even higher. 

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