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Cell Phones for Soldiers


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Glo
- 2393 days ago - cellphonesforsoldiers.com
started by a 12 & 13 year old brother and sister, Cell Phones For Soldiers help recycle old cell phones to Supply the Soldiers with Calling Cards. They Will even supply a Pre-Paid Shipping Label!



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K. A. Hilliker (293)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 12:57 pm
I saw these kids on Ellen before Christmas, and they truly are inspirational. I tell you, we need to not only promote this cause, but have more media covering kids like this brother and sister....who are truly teen heroes!
 

Hans L. (958)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 1:31 pm
Great idea i love these jung heroes! We must encourage many more young people to take action!


 

. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 1:51 pm
It is heartwarming to hear of such wonderful and compassionate young people.
Noted with thanks for the post Glo and to you Kathy for sending this on to me.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 1:53 pm
I ALSO SAW THIS ITS GREAT
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 2:00 pm
noted, thanks kathy...:)
 

. (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 2:29 pm
Noted,thnx Kathy
 

Jaclin S. (230)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 2:52 pm
Kathy Noted/forwarding thanx.
 

Monica B. (157)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 3:34 pm
Communication is so important for them,thanks for sharing,Kath!
 

Phyllis P. (422)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 4:05 pm
What a concept, good kids, good work!!! Thanks for posting
 

Michael Owens (1647)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 5:19 pm
I ALSO SAW THIS ITS GREAT
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 6:01 pm
Thank you Glo and Kathy for realizing the importance of this brother and sister team in giving our soldiers a way to talk with family. I beleive that there are many many more of these kids out there with the intelligence and know how to help make not only our troops better but our world in general. It is up to us to encourage them to continue sharing thier ideas so that we can make our planet the best it can be. Duly noted and shared with my circle of friends.
 

FreeSpirit Running (324)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 6:20 pm
Thank you Glo..noted..What a cool thing for their age group to do for our soldiers! I am certainly proud of them! You Rock young bro and sis!...Good to see that they care so young..it's a good thing in the world, there is hope..and there are many more children out here just like them, I have seen them, doing things for everyone from helping the elderly to giving to the soldiers...much love to them all..
FreeSpiritRunning...
 

Jennie B. (14)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 8:11 pm
What a neat project for kids to start! Gives me a great deal of hope for the future! I hope everyone supports this! Keep these guys/gals in touch w/their families - this is so critical to them all. Noted.
 

Sandra Weston (24)
Tuesday February 12, 2008, 9:28 pm
My son is in the United States Marine Core! I would like to think that someone out there is trying to make a difference!! These kids are!!! It was important to me to keep in touch with my son over in Iraq. It was the most difficult months of my life. I know first hand that these men and women need to keep in contact with their loved ones and like wise the love ones want to keep in touch with them as well. It helps you focus on your job. Nothing about war is easy, but we can make it easier.
 

Carol W. (119)
Wednesday February 13, 2008, 5:58 am
I'm sending a phone, but a little worried what AT&T is profiting from this.
In '91 with Desert Storm, Bush Sr. AT&T set up phone booths in the desert for the soldiers.
When they came home from their tour of duty some faced phone bills of $5,000 and more.
AT&T did not bill the family, wives, or members of service until they returned after a 9 mth tour of duty.
..........I refuse to use AT&T ever since......
But am sending a phone, as pre-paid shouldn't have the ability to destroy families and lives as their friendly phone booths during Desert Storm months...
 

Glo B. (85)
Wednesday February 13, 2008, 7:01 am
*******In Reply To CAROL W.
from what I understand, they give the soldiers Prepaid calling cards , there has been news coverage on this so I dont think ATT is getting over on everone. They accept phones from all calling companies. I actually Came across an Article on "Cellphones For Soldiers" While looking into something else on the web. I did a little backround checking before posting. I thought it would be new worthy since the holidays I sure some of you got new Cell phones.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_phones_for_soldiers
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=7930

 

Ramona Gehl (141)
Wednesday February 13, 2008, 7:57 am
What an awesome idea....great kids! Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2008, 7:24 pm
Our MILITARY PERSONELL should be able to talk to their families.Families that most have not seen in years except for pictures that their loved ones have sent.It is not fair,they are there to protect us and what does the government do for them??
 

Carolyn T. (234)
Wednesday February 13, 2008, 9:05 pm
Noted. These young people have come up with a grand idea! Now wouldn't it have been something if everyone in the military who was serving away from home were issued a phone and a card. Little enough to do! Thank you, Glo, for this hopeful story...there are many great young people out there doing service work and it bodes well for the future.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 2:21 am
What a great idea, noted and thank you very much.
 

Jay curnow (202)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 4:47 am
How refreshing to see the positive actions & inspiration given by these youngsters......& I'M SURE THE MAJORITY OF TODAYS YOUTH.....as opposed to the bad press & media attention given to the bad/sad minority in this age group!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 11:54 am
noted.....better yet bring our troops home...From Canada
 

Lisa Germain (60)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 2:39 pm
i feel the same way bring all troops home all over the usa .
that would be great.
lisa g.
 

Lisa Germain (60)
Thursday February 14, 2008, 2:42 pm
i agree please bring our troops home from over seas and eles where as soon as you can.
lisa g.
 

Loretta T. (34)
Sunday February 17, 2008, 9:25 am
Noted with thanks to Glo and Ingrid for sending me this article, it is such a great idea which came from two young teenagers! I have a couple of old cell phones and will gladly donate them. I also will send this to other family and friends so they can help our soldiers too. These soldiers need all our help and support.
 
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