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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS JOIN FORCES WITH CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS


Nov 09, 2012

 

 

 

Donate Gently-Used Cell Phones at CenturyLink Field and Help Troops Call Home for FREE

Seattle, Wash. (Nov. 7, 2011) – In honor of the veteran community and active-duty military members serving overseas, the Seattle Seahawks have partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers® to support mobile phone collection efforts that benefit military personnel stationed around the world.  

To help in this effort, Seahawk fans are asked to bring their used, unwanted cell phones to the “Salute to Service” game on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Proceeds from the collection and recycling of donated cell phones are used to purchase prepaid calling cards for deployed troops, allowing these brave men and women to hear their loved ones' voices for FREE.

In addition, military members and their loved ones can request a FREE international 60-minute calling card at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.  

“We are so thankful for the generosity of the Seattle Seahawks and their loyal fans,” said Robbie Bergquist, co-founder of Cell Phones for Soldiers. “Washington is home to many servicemen and women and we hope to reach all deployed Washington heroes and provide them with free calls home. I’m looking forward to our collection drive at CenturyLink Field and want to encourage people to come by and say hello.”

The collection drive will take place at Touchdown City pregame from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phones and monetary donations will also be collected at all stadium entrances as well. Phones from all service providers are accepted.

Those missing out on Sunday’s game can print off a prepaid shipping label to donate their unwanted mobile phones at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. Monetary donations are also accepted through the website. 

ABOUT CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS INC.

Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans. Based in Norwell, Mass., Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old. The organization has provided more than 168 million minutes of free talk time to deployed military members.

Beginning in 2012, “Helping Heroes Home” will provide emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships.

For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, www.helpingheroeshome.orgor http://www.facebook.com/JoinCellPhonesforSoldiers.

  

Media Contacts:

Erin McCloskey

ASPIRE Communications for Cell Phones for Soldiers

(336) 207-5222

erin@aspirecommunications.org

 

Susanne Lavender

Seattle Seahawks

(425) 203-8024

SuzanneL@SeahawksSoundersFC.com

 

 

 

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