Cell Phones For Soldiers


A local Boy Scout is working on his Eagle Scout project and this weekend will be scouring Park City for used cell phones. Please help him out.

Here's the scoop:

My name is Brett Armstrong and I am in Troop 71 of the Boy Scouts of America, here in Park City. I am pleased to be working on my Eagle Project as part of earning my Eagle Scout rank and I have chosen a project that supports an organization called Cell Phones For Soldiers.

This Saturday, September 6, 2008, my fellow scouts from Troop 71 will be going door to door to collect used cell phones from residents of Park City. The phones can be in any condition at all, working, damaged, broken, anything used cell phone will do. We know that people replace their cell phones every two years or so and their old phones are often kept in a drawer at home and are unused. We will collect your old phones and provide them to Cell Phones for Soldiers, which will sell them to a recycler. The proceeds purchase prepaid phone cards for American soldiers serving overseas so that they can call their loved ones at home.

The Cell Phones for Soldiers program was started in April 2004 by 13-year-old Brittany Bergquist and her 12-year-old brother Robbie of Norwell, Massachusetts. The non-profit organization collects used cell phones, regardless of whether they work or not. The used cell phones are sold to a company that recycles them. The money that Cell Phones for Soldiers receives for the phones is used to purchase prepaid calling cards that Cell Phones for Soldiers sends to our soldiers serving abroad.. To date, Cell Phones for Soldiers has sent more than 400,000 prepaid phone cards to American soldiers.

You can contact me at (435) 901 - 9060.

Way to go Brett, good luck.