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Bay Area Companies Join Forces to Rescue Old Phones

Cell Phones for Soldiers is very blessed by the support we receive from individuals, organizations and companies across the United States. For the past month we have enjoyed working with the California-based company, Lookout Mobile Security, and their Mobile Rescue Squad. We are pleased to share a blog they put together with the results of their recent Bay Area collection for the charity!

Last week, Lookout’s Mobile Rescue Squad took to the streets in pursuit of old, unwanted mobile phones – and we came back with a pile of them! Why you ask?

Troops abroad aren’t always able to call home for free, so we teamed up with Cell Phones for Soldiers to help our troops overseas connect with their families during the holidays. We weren’t alone in our efforts. Exciting Bay Area companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Hot Studio, Square, AirBnB, Pandora, Kiva, EA, Jawbone, Github all contributed to the cause by donating their old, unused phones.

This collaborative effort resulted in the donation of hundreds of phones, equating to 11,580 minutes of free talk time for U.S. troops abroad.

Minutes of free talktime donated

Cell Phones for Soldiers’ founders Brittany and Robbie Bergquist wanted to personally thank the Bay Area companies who participated in the phone drive.

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