KENNEWICK — A holiday program to collect used cell phones to benefit United States Troops is being coordinated by Southridge High School students through Jan. 31.
A collection container is in the main office of the school, 3520 Southridge Boulevard, Kennewick.
According to Gail Everett, Environmental Education Coordinator for the City of Richland, the phones can be working or non-working. They will be sent to Recellular who will turn the phones into free minutes for soldiers.
Last year, nearly 12 million minutes were provided.
“Americans will replace an estimated 130 million cell phones this year with the majority of phones either discarded or stuffed in a drawer,” wrote Mike Newman, vice president of ReCellular in a press release.
“Most people don’t realize that the small sacrifice of donating their unwanted phones can have a tremendous benefit to our soldiers,” he wrote.
For additional information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa.email@example.com.
If you miss the collection date, visit the non-profit’s Web site, www.cellphoneforsoldiers.com/about.html.