Recycle your Razr for overseas soldiers
February 12, 2008
SUMMIT COUNTY ” Now the holidays are over, Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue (LDFR) and its Chief Dave Parmley, whose son Andrew was recently wounded in Iraq, remind everyone the season for giving isn’t over. Cell Phones for Soldiers and LDFR are calling on all Americans to support the 150,000 brave men and women who serve overseas by donating their old or surplus cell phones.
The nationwide program hopes to collect more than 50,000 cell phones to help keep troops connected with their families. Summit County residents and visitors can support the collection drive by donating their phones at any LDFR location.
With this second shipment, LDFR will have received and provided approximately 300 donated phones to the program since joining in late October. The program converts the donated phones into phone cards that it distributes to soldiers serving overseas. Each donated phone, regardless of condition, is enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.
For more information about Cell Phones for Soldiers, drop by any LDFR station, or call (970) 513-4100.