Cell phones for soldiers

FROM STAFF REPORTS

There will be a community-wide cell phone collection campaign event for Cell Phones for Soldiers on Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Park on Valleydale Road near Spain Park High School.

The event will act as an official drop-off point for old cell phones where they will then be sold to a company that recycles them. The proceeds are used to purchase calling cards that are sent to troops overseas (each donated cell phone buys one hour of talk time).

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a cell phone recycling program that was created in 2004 by 13-year-old Brittany Bergquist and her 12-year-old brother Robbie of Norwell, Mass