Anyone who has been away from their family for extended periods of time understand how valuable a phone call is. For a soldier miles away from home, a phone call is priceless. Unfrotunately, the cost of a phone call home runs between $7 and $8 per minute.
Cell Phones for Soldiers offers soldiers the chance to talk to their families without the cost. The organization collects used cell phones and sends them to ReCellular, who then gives Cell Phones for Soldiers money for prepaid calling cards. Each donated phone is worth an hour of calling cards.
Since the organization began in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has raised almost $2 million dollars in donations and has donated over 500,000 prepaid calling cards to the soldiers.
To help support the soldiers, go to one of the following locations to donate your used cell phone today.
- WDBJ-7: 2807 Hershberger Road Roanoke, VA, 24017
- Family Choice Funerals and Cremations: 4922 Valley View Boulevard Roanoke, VA, 24012
- Famous Anthony's: all locations
- Verizon: all local stores
- Member One: 202 4th Street Roanoke, VA, 24016
- New Dimension Media: 1912 Memorial Avenue Roanoke, VA, 24015
- Liberty Tax (all locations)