Cell Phones for Soldiers & James Wood Motors Kick Off Cell Phone Collection Drive in Decatur and Denton
DECATUR, Texas, December 17th – More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. Cell Phones for Soldiers and JAMES WOOD DECATUR AND DENTON are calling on all Americans to support for these brave men and women by donating their unused cell phones. Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to collect over 1 Million cell phones this year to help keep troops connected with their families.
“Over the past few years, we have been amazed by the generosity of others. But, we have also seen the need to support our troops continue.” says Brittany Bergquist, Cell Phones for Soldiers co-founder. “It is easy for Americans to make a small sacrifice of support by donating their unused cell phones, and providing families with a much-needed connection to their loved ones overseas.”
Local residents can support the collection drive by donating their phones at any James Wood location, including:
• 3906 I-35E South, Denton, 940-591-9663
• 2111 US Hwy 287 South, Decatur, 940-627-2177
• 417 Northwest Pkwy, Azle, 817-444-9663
• 1205 Hovey St, Bridgeport, 940-683-9663
• 317 N Locust, Denton, 940-243-5449
• 537 E. Bus HWY 121, Lewisville, 214-222-2777
• 5920 Denton Hwy, Fort Worth, (Watauga), 817-281-2400
• 2700 E. Hwy 82, Gainesville, 940-665-9663
“We’re proud to show our support for U.S. soldiers, and to contribute to a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers,” says James Wood. Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has raised millions of dollars in donations and distributed millions of prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.
“We are continuously overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support of thousands of Americans who have helped our troops speak with their loved ones,” says the teens’ father, Bob Bergquist. “However, the need for support keeps growing as more troops are sent to the Middle East or are asked to serve extended tours of duty.”
Through increased fund raising efforts, the Bergquist family hopes to raise more than $10 million in the next five years to fund new programs, such as providing video phones and prepaid service to allow troops abroad to see their families on a regular basis.
The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone – the money is used to purchase prepaid calling cards which are sent to troops. Approximately half of the phones ReCellular processes are reconditioned and resold to wholesale companies in over 40 countries around the world. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and 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
About ReCellular Inc.:
With offices in the United States and Hong Kong, ReCellular Inc. is the world’s leading electronics sustainability firm. They provide solutions for the collection, reuse and recycling of used personal electronics that generate financial return for their partners, quality products for their customers, funding for charity organizations, and protection of the environment. Corporate and wholesale information is available at www.ReCellular.com. Charity fund raising and consumer information, including the Cell Phone Data Eraser® tool, is available at www.wirelessrecycling.com.
About James Wood Motors, Inc.
James Wood is celebrating 37 years of selling quality new and pre-owned vehicles. Customers can browse through 55 acres of GM and Hyundai vehicles at the James Wood Motors location in Decatur, Texas and 20 acres of GM vehicles including Cadillac at James Wood AutoPark in Denton, Texas. The Denton County campus contains Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC including Medium Duty Commercial Fleet Trucks. Customers will also find a GM Goodwrench Service Center, GM Parts Department and a newly built 40,000 square-foot Body Shop and Collision Center. The Wise County facility not only displays new Hyundai, but also Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC Trucks. The property contains Hyundai and GM Goodwrench Service Departments, GM and Hyundai Parts Departments, including a GM Pro-Shop, and a 20,000 square-foot Body Shop/Collision Center. The newest addition to James Wood Motors is the Big Rig Body Shop, which provides collision, paint and repair work to Class 6, 7 and 8 Big Rig, Heavy Haul Trucks. There are 8 James Wood Buy Here Pay Here locations around North Texas, in Azle, Bridgeport, Decatur, Denton at the AutoPark, Denton Downtown, Lewisville, and Watauga and the newest location in Gainesville. Learn more at www.jameswood.com.
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