Con-way Freight teamed up with the Cell Phones For Soldiers non-profit organization to help soldiers stay connected with their families.
Cell Phones For Soldiers collects used cell phones donated to the organization and sells them to electronics recycling businesses. The nonprofit then takes the money and buys long distance calling cards for soldiers overseas.
Con-way Freight supported the effort by delivering three pallets of donated phones to the local Fort Worth recycler. The 2,500 phones delivered will provide over 76,500 minutes of calling time for soldiers overseas, according to Con-way.
“Supporting our servicemen and women is a cause we take seriously, as evidenced by a variety of veteran-focused programs and partnerships throughout the company,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, president of Con-way Freight. “No price can be put on the ability to call a loved one while deployed overseas, so we are proud to be a transportation partner for Cell Phones For Soldiers.”
Con-way will be delivering several more pallets of donated phones again later in November, the company said.
“I’d like to thank Con-way for their generous donation of time and manpower,” said Robbie Bergquist, president of Cell Phones For Soldiers. “Their efforts on behalf of our military personnel allow us to further our mission of providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans.”
For more information on Cell Phones For Soldiers, click here.