Help soldiers stay in touch with loved ones | Community Spirit
The Honda Dealers of the Carolinas are serving as drop-off locations for old cell phones, to be turned into free minutes for soldiers to talk to their loved ones.
Imagine being thousands of miles from home in an area far different than the hometown where you grew up, or on a base within the United States and wanting to feel closer to home. Wouldn’t you cherish just a few minutes to talk with someone close to you? Many of our military men and women are currently in that situation. Others are confined to hospital beds as they recuperate from injuries sustained while defending our freedom. The Cell Phones for Soldiers organization, founded by Brittany and Robbie Bergquist of Norwell, MA, made it their mission to provide free calls home to U.S. armed forces personnel.
In support of Cell Phones for Soldiers, the Honda Dealers of the Carolinas are partnering with Cell Phones for Soldiers for the third year in a row, to help them reach their 2012 goal of providing 750,000 free communication tools to troops stationed around the world.
Over the past 2 years the Honda Dealers of the Carolinas collected over 5,700 cell phones, which allowed the organization to provide over 344,500 minutes for service personnel to talk with their loved ones back home.
Now through July 31st, Carolinians are encouraged to donate their new or used cell phones at any one of the 52 Honda dealers in the Carolinas. Please click here for more information.
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