Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Cell Phones for Soldiers

There is no greater mental challenge then trying to blot out the worry for a loved one overseas. Never knowing where your solider is at, if they are ok, and if they are safe can cause some serious headaches. Often times just hearing their voice on the phone is enough to ease the stress. If only for a few short minutes you can let your guard down, breath a little deeper, and a laugh a little longer know that you're soldier is still ok.

The Cell Phones for Soldiers program was started in April of 2004 by 13-year-old Brittany Bergquist and her 12-year-old brother Robbie of Norwell, Massachusetts. Their goal is to help our soldiers serving overseas call home by providing prepaid phone cards. They have raised over 1 million dollars and sent over 75,000 calling cards to our troops! Now with the help of AT&T we can all do a little bit to help Cell Phones for Soldiers. By July 4th all AT&T wireless stores nationwide will be collecting recycled cell phones to support the cause. Please help! A phone call means the world to all of our military families.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

I know I've got an extra cell phone or two floating around the house (the kids like to play with the old ones). I'll dig through their toy boxes and take a few in.

Thanks for letting us know abou this, Josie!