ALWAYS ON CALL HEALTH SERVICES HAS
PARTNERED WITH CELL PHONES FOR
SOLDIERS THIS VETERANS DAY TO PROVIDE
A LIFELINE FOR AMERICA’S BRAVEST
In honor of America’s veterans, Always On Call Health Services and nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers are asking local residents to provide a lifeline for America’s bravest by donating gently-used cell phones. Cell Phones For Soldiers Is dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding.
Donations may be dropped off at Always On Call Health Services®, Inc., located at 285 Central Street, Suite 214, Leominster, MA 01453.
Cell Phones For Soldiers was founded in 2004 by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist at the age of 12 and 13. The 11-year-old nonprofit has since provided more than 216 million minutes of free talk time to servicemen and women stationed around the world through its calling card program, Minutes That Matter.
In addition, Cell Phones For Soldiers has assisted more than 2,800 veterans with emergency funds through its veterans program, Helping Heroes Home. Funds raised from the recycling of cellular phones are used to fund the mission.
“Each year we have been humbled by the amount of people and organizations like Always On Call Health Services, Inc., that take the initiative to support our military members,” said co-founder Robbie Bergquist. “It’s important to recognize the service and sacrifices of our active-duty military members and veterans. We hope our programs are able to provide a little comfort to those who have given so much for us all.”
Approximately half of the phones are reconditioned and reused. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and responsibly recycled to reclaim materials, including:
- Gold, silver and platinum from circuit boards
- Copper wiring from phone chargers
- Nickel, iron, cadmium and lead from battery packs
- Plastic from phone cases and accessories
Donations may be dropped off between the hours of 9A-5P, Monday through Friday at Always On Call Health Services, 285 Central Street, Suite 214, Leominster, MA 01453. For more information, please visit www.Alwaysoncallhealth.