Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
Cell Phones For Soldiers was born when two children decided to help one soldier pay off his more than $8,000 cellphone bill.
Ten years later, Cell Phones For Soldiers is still thriving due to the thousands of volunteers, businesses and civic groups that support its mission to provide a lifeline for America’s bravest.
Fueled by donations of gently-used cellphones and monetary contributions, Cell Phones For Soldiers has contributed more than 210 million minutes of talk time to deployed troops and supported 2,500 veterans with emergency funds.
“Without the nationwide support of businesses and organizations, we could not assist the number of troops and veterans that we do,” said Robbie Bergquist, co-founder of Cell Phones For Soldiers. “It is humbling to have so many long-time supporters and new patriots join our fight to provide a lifeline for America’s bravest.”
Thanks to more than 3,400 public cellphone drop-off locations nationwide, the devoted businesses below and many more, Cell Phones For Soldiers is able to connect deployed troops with loved ones and assist transitioning veterans with emergency funds.
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 210 million “Minutes That Matter” to deployed troops. Since 2012, “Helping Heroes Home” has provided emergency funds for more than 2,500 returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.