Newport, RI (PRWEB) August 25, 2007
The National Police Parade on Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island will celebrate its 25th year as an annual event on May 4th of 2008. The parade is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together over 70 police departments from around the country to honor law enforcement and fallen officers.
Money is being raised for the expenses of putting on the parade, and these expenses include hiring bands, obtaining insurance and permits, and travel expenses for the families of fallen officers. One of the ways in which some of the expenses are being provided is through a cell phone drive.
What is a cell phone drive, you ask?
The National Police Parade is collecting old cell phones, and they need the public to donate theirs. That's right, those cell phones that have been lying in a drawer or closet somewhere, accumulating dust for the last couple years can finally be put to good use. By donating unwanted cell phones to the Police Parade, you can help them raise much-needed money to put on this event, which honors so many deserving men and women all over the country. Not to mention, it helps remove unneeded clutter from your home and helps the environment by ensuring that these phones do not end up in the trash where they can be extremely harmful to the environment.
All cell phones received are sent to PaceButler Corporation of Edmond, Okla., a leader in the cell phone recycling industry. PaceButler pays for each shipment of cell phones, ensuring that the phones are put to good use by creating extra revenue for organizations like the police parade, as well as ensuring that these phones do not end up in landfills and cause harm to the environment.
With over 200 million cell phone users in the United States, it is important that phones be properly reused or recycled. PaceButler even offers some of the returned cell phones as 9-1-1 emergency phones for individuals in need. Most phones are resold or recycled in an EPA-approved manner. Visit PaceButler online at http://www.pacebutler.com.
For more information on the 25th Annual National Police Parade on Aquidneck Island visit their website at http://www.policeparade.org or call (401) 847-8300.
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