AT&T ASSISTS TEENAGERS WITH "CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS CAMPAIGN"
Two teenagers 16 YEAR OLD Britanny Bergquist and her 15 year old brother Robbie from Massachusetts have enlisted the help of AT&T with their national Cell Phones for Soldiers program. It uses funds from recycled cell phones to buy prepaid phone cards for active duty military members – to help connect them with their families.
The non-profit initiative was established in 2004 to help U.S. military members serving overseas stay connected with their families.
Through generous donations and the recycling of used cell phones from drop-off sites across the country, Cell Phones for Soldiers has already raised more than $1 million and distributed more than 75 thousand phone cards to soldiers overseas.
U.S. soldiers connect with loved ones at homeIn support of these young visionaries – and the many military families they support – AT&T has donated 10,000 prepaid phone cards to the nonprofit organization, so they can send more cards to military members.
Additionally, AT&T will offer select store locations across the country as drop-off sites to help recycle used cell phones for the program by summer of 2007.
By July 4th all AT&T wireless stores nationwide will be collecting phones for recycling. The initial rollout began today in the Northeast starting in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.
A long-standing mission of AT&T is helping connect military families.