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Donate Your Old Cell Phones To Domestic Violence Services

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Staff at Domestic Violence Services suggest you take your old phone and give it to them.

The cell phones are recycled and can bring in a couple hundred dollars to help victims of domestic violence. They also encourage people donating to erase any personal information out of the phone first.

But if you don't get a chance to they can do it for you. Erin Galey with Domestic Violence Services tells us a little more on how the cell phones can help their clients.

"Abusers attempt to control their victims by not giving them access to phones, so to have an emergency number they can keep hidden or just on hand for emergencies is a great help for them," said Galey.

The cell phones are collected all year round. Erin says even if your old cell phone is broken, they'll still take it.

You can bring them to the office of Domestic Violence Services on Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick, or also to any Police Department or Mid-Columbia Library.