Especially at this time of year, being away from your family is tough. We are excited to help our soldiers speak with their loved ones and also to connect any families in our community with the soldiers they are missing
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 30, 2010
The Mobil 1 Lube Express (http://www.mobil1tx.com) centers in the Dallas area are committed to supporting their communities while also providing quality vehicle maintenance services. Today they announced the launch of a special cell phone collection drive to help keep the more than 150,000 troops serving overseas connected with their families, through a partnership with Cell Phones for Soldiers.
“Our soldiers are away from their families, working to keep us safe. Anytime we can help to repay them for their service, we want to take that opportunity. The cell phone collection drive is a great way for members of our community to repurpose unused equipment to benefit a great cause,” remarks Ed Martin, Director of Operations for Lube Center Management – the group responsible for orchestrating the program with the seventeen Mobil 1 Lube Express centers throughout the Dallas area.
The cell phone collection drive kicks off Wednesday, December 1st and runs through December 31st. Each of the seventeen Mobil 1 Lube Express locations in the Dallas area will take donations of unused or unwanted cell phones inside their centers. Anyone interested in making a donation can visit http://mobil1tx.com/locations.html to find a convenient drop off location. Collection containers will be accessible and clearly marked within each of the centers.
The donated phones will be recycled for cash and the proceeds used to buy prepaid calling cards – allowing soldiers to call home, for free. Each phone donated provides an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.
“Especially at this time of year, being away from your family is tough. We are excited to help our soldiers speak with their loved ones and also to connect any families in our community with the soldiers they are missing,” Martin reflects on the motivation to support this worthy cause.
Local residents can help to support the collection drive by donating their phones at any Mobil 1 Lube Express center in the Dallas area. To find a location, go to http://mobil1tx.com/locations.html or call 972.769.9083.
About Mobil1 Lube Express and Lube Center Management
Mobil 1 Lube Express aims to extend an exceptional experience to its customers, hinging on honestly and respect. Their philosophy is simply to operate with integrity – to do the right thing, even if nobody is watching. Offering an array of vehicle maintenance services – from an oil change to brake and transmission services – Mobil 1 Lube Express keeps their customer’s vehicles in peak condition. The full line of Mobil 1 oils and filters are used and sold in all locations.
All 17 Dallas locations are locally owned and operated by Lube Center Management, which brought the Mobil 1 Lube Express name to Dallas in 2005. The second largest operator of Mobil 1 Lube Express operations in the US, its founding partners have owned and operated Fast Oil change centers for over 30 years.
About Cell Phones for Soldiers
Cell Phones for Soldiers was created by Brittany & Robbie Bergquist of Norwell MA. After reading a story about a soldier who ran up a huge phone bill calling home from Iraq, these two teenagers decided to help out. They started by opening an account with $21.00 of their own money. They are collecting cash donations and old cell phones. The cell phones are recycled for cash and the proceeds are used to buy prepaid calling cards for our soldiers serving in the Middle East. Cell Phones For Soldiers is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their efforts have motivated people and businesses around the country to donate to this worthy cause. Their goal is to provide every US soldier with a way to call home for free. For more information, please visit http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.