Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines lifeline as something which provides help or support that is needed for success or survival.
Cell Phones For Soldiers is a lifeline for America’s bravest. As revealed by Rachel Williamson, daughter of a chaplain in the United States Army, “I will always be a daddy's girl, and there is nothing like a phone call home from my dad.”
For 10 years, the national nonprofit has provided servicemen and women with Minutes That Matter. Upon request, international calling cards are distributed overseas to allow troops the opportunity to speak to a loved one in the United States.
Thanks to Minutes That Matter, Williamson can connect with her father who is serving a third deployment.
“I don't think there are enough words to express my gratitude and joy for having Cell Phones For Soldiers care enough about the military families and their loved ones overseas,” said Williamson. “To me, it is the difference between sleepless nights and my dad's comforting voice.”
Serving as a lifeline for Williamson along with thousands of others, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 204 million minutes of free talk time allowing the men and women in uniform to connect with those who matter most – family and friends.
“Cell Phones For Soldiers truly is a lifeline,” said Robbie Bergquist. “To withstand time apart and the pressure of serving our country, the family connection is a critical piece to survival. We are thankful to offer a lifeline to those sacrificing everything for our freedom in the hopes that it provides encouragement and relief to focus on the task at hand.”
As National Military Appreciation Month comes to a close May 31, have you contributed a lifeline that allows daughters like Williamson to talk to her father?
If not, consider one of these simple ways to contribute a lifeline:
1. Request a calling card for a serviceman or woman serving overseas;
2. Donate a gently-used mobile phone;
3. Sell a cell phone through the Apple iPhone buyback program; or
4. Donate valuable funds.
For more information or to get involved, please visit http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
ABOUT CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS INC
Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 204 million “Minutes That Matter” to deployed troops. Since 2012, “Helping Heroes Home” has provided emergency funds for more than 400 returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.