Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties are collecting cell phones.
KENNEWICK, WA - A lot of us take our cell phones for granted. We use them now to text, check Facebook, and even watch videos, forgetting that they can be a vital device when communication is key. That's why a local organization is asking you to donate your old ones.
Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties actually collect cell phones all year long. But this extra push happens every year around this time in conjunction with Earth Day. It's a reminder to donate your unused phones, instead of throwing them away because it's good for the environment and it's for a good cause.
The local agency works with the Shelter Alliance. They send off the phones and get money back for them as well as cell phones for domestic violence victims to use.
"This would allow them to have a cell phone that can provide for safety and let them make some emergency calls or if they're planning to leave or are leaving, they have a way of communicating," said Director Dan Aspiri. He said cell phones are sometimes a vital source of communication for victims.
Drop off sites include: Domestic Violence Services, all Mid-Columbia Libraries, Richland Library, all area police departments, all area Tri-Cities Battery, Auto Repair and Tire Centers and New Beginning Thrift Shop. You can call (509) 735-1295 for more information.
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:17:08 GMT
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