AT&T Teams Up With Cell Phones For Soldiers
May 29, 2007
AT&T is launching yet another project in support of our Troops. AT&T has a long-standing history of supporting the Troops. For more than 85 years AT&T has been dedicated to supporting active duty military personnel, their families and veterans through various charitable contributions, events and sponsorship of programs. AT&T also hires Veterans and supports reservists in their employ, as well as providing phone services at bases around the World. It’s always heartwarming to see large corporations showing their pride and dedication to the men and women serving in our Armed Forces.
AT&T as part of their continued committment to and gratitude for the sacrifices that members of the Military make daily for the Nation, have taken yet another step in supporting our Troops by teaming up with the non-profit organization Cell Phones For Soldiers. Cell Phones For Soldiers was founded in 2004 by two siblings from Massassachusetts, 16 year old Brittany Bergquist and her 15 year old Robbie, who collect used cell phones and recycle them to purchase prepaid phone cards for active duty Military members, to help them remain connected to their families during deployments.
In support of this program, AT&T has donated 10,000 pre-paid phone cards, so that Brittany and Robbie can send more cards to military members. Additionally AT&T and it’s partner Cingular, will designate select Cingular store locations around the country, as drop-off sites to collect used cell phones for the program by July 4th. The kickoff of this new AT&T venture began on Thursday May 24th in the Northeast, beginning in Boston, New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia. For more information on the program, or to participate in the program, please visit AT&T