The Action Automatic Door & Gate Team would like to thank each and everyone in our community who has dropped off a phone for the Cell Phones For Soldiers drive we have been hosting.
In the last two months, we have collected nearly 500 cell phones. That means 500 hours of calling cards are going be going out to our soldiers and Sailors stationed overseas.
This is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. My son was stationed in Japan for three years. His cell phone was our lifeline. He used it to call and text regularly.
It is hard to imagine that a single dead cell phone can be salvaged for enough parts to be able to pay for a 1-hour calling card. This collection was such a great success. We had everyone from Mayor Randy Henderson to veterans organizations bring in donations.
We are sending out our shipment of phone this week to Cell Phones For Soldiers this week, but don’t worry, this is an ongoing collection process. We will always accept phones at both of our locations. We will also host another drive in the fall.
Thank you again to all of the wonderful employees, friends, and customers who made this drive so successful.