RMS Communications Partners with Goodwill Industries of Forth Worth to Collect Old Cell Phones

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The cell phones can be dropped off at any of the nine Goodwill stores in the Fort Worth area.

Goodwill Industries of Forth Worth and RMS Communications Group Inc. of Ocala, Fla., a recycler of old cellular telephones, announced today that they will partner to collect old cell phones and turn them into cash.

Under the agreement, Goodwill Industries of Forth Worth will accept the donations of any and all old cell phones at their nine Fort Worth locations. RMS Communications Group Inc. will pay between $1 and $70 for each useable phone, and will carefully recycle and dispose of unusable phones.

Usable phones will be refurbished by RMS and may be resold in such places as South America; some other phones may be donated by RMS to domestic violence shelters, senior centers or other worthwhile organizations.

David Cox, director of retail sales and marketing for Goodwill Industries of Forth Worth, said area people had been asking if Goodwill would accept donated cell phones.

“We noticed that local people had an interest in finding ways of disposing of the cell phones that they were no longer using,” Cox said. “We were delighted to find that RMS offers such a useful -- and responsible -- plan for recycling old cell phones.

“This new partnership will keep old cell phones out of landfills, where they can cause environmental damage,” said James Mosieur, chief executive officer of RMS Communications Group. “Plus, it will generate revenue that will support Goodwill’s programs and mission.”

For more information, visit any of Goodwill Industries’ nine Fort Worth locations; visit the website at http://www.goodwillfortworth.org or call 817-534-4493.

About RMS Communications Group Inc.

Based in Ocala, Fla., RMS Communications Group Inc. provides consumers and businesses a convenient way to get cash for cell phones that otherwise lay idle. The company often partners with non-profit organizations that find the collection and sale of old cell phones to be an excellent source of revenue. More information can be found at http://www.RMSComm.com

About Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth

Founded in 1949, Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Inc. has become a dynamic force that empowers those who seek not an open hand, but the open door of opportunity. The mission of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth is to empower people with disabilities, disadvantages, and other barriers to employment so that they may achieve maximum independence. Over 80% of Goodwill Fort Worth graduates become gainfully employed and remain employed. To learn more, visit http://www.goodwillfortworth.org

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