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Domestic Violence Services Seeking Used Cell Phones

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  The Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin County is asking for your help by donating any used cell phones. 

Starting March 30th, the group will be collecting old phones so victims of domestic violence can have access to calling 9-1-1.  The executive director of the program says it doesn't take much to donate, but it could make all the difference.

"It's a critical service and it's so easy for anyone to donate," says Kelly Abken.  "Everybody has a use cell phone in their dresser drawers and 9-1-1 cell phones can be a lifeline for domestic violence victims."

The phones will be stripped of any personal information before being handed out.  If you'd like to donate, there are drop boxes at Tri-Cities police stations, Mid-Columbia Libraries, and Yoke's Fresh Market, as well as other locations.