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Southern Missouri Region
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield MO 65803
417-832-9500 Ext. 107
Contact: Nigel Holderby
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Red Cross Helps Collect Cell Phones for Soldiers
American Red Cross; Southern Missouri Region 5/24/12 – The month of May has been designated as National Military Appreciation Month since 1999. In honor of those who fight to protect our freedom, we are joining the cause to provide a free means of communication to the men and women serving in the United States Military.
American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces has provided humanitarian support to the United States military, veterans and their families under a trusted symbol for almost 130 years. Through this program, the Red Cross provides emergency communications, supports military and veteran hospitals and health care facilities as well as providing social services to the more than 2 million military members including National Guard and Reservists, 23 million veterans and their 3 million family members.
As a way to continue our support for our military members, Red Cross Volunteers in Springfield, MO will be setting up a collection table for Cell Phones for Soldiers, a non-profit organization that collects and recycles old cell phones and turns the donations into prepaid calling cards. Founded in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has raised more than $7 million in donations and distributed more than 2,000,000 prepaid calling cards to troops overseas.
Stop by the Red Cross table, Saturday 5/26 at Dillons, 1707 W. Battlefield in Springfield from 9 am – 4 pm. Drop off your old cell phones to honor and support our military men and women!
For additional information please contact Nigel Holderby: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.