Lakes Region Liberty Tax Service is partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers to Provide Troops with Free Calls Home
Published DateLACONIA — Lakes Region Liberty Tax Service and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking Lakes Region residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones.
With ongoing deployments to combat areas and elsewhere, as many as 369,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas. By dropping off your used cellular phones at Liberty Tax Service, Lakes Region residents can provide U.S. troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home.
Since November 2007, Lakes Region Liberty Tax Service has collected and sent in more than 4,600
phones, totaling over 330,000 minutes of talk time for our soldiers.
More than 130 million phones are decommissioned each year and only 10 percent are recycled.
Phones are in drawers across New Hampshire, waiting to be collected and turned into calling card
cash for our troops. Locate yours and bring them to Liberty Tax Service, 702 Union Avenue,
Laconia. Each donated phone can provide up to 72 minutes of talk time for a soldier. Batteries,
chargers and accessories are not required to donate but accepted for recycling purposes only. Learn
how to erase personal data before donating a phone by going to www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com to
access a free cell phone data eraser tool (under 'Donate a Gently Used Phone' tab). The website has
details for those who would like to make cash donations, request a calling card for a military member
or read stories of the soldiers and their families who have received phone cards.
For more information or to drop off your phones at any time, contact Lakes Region Liberty Tax at 524-5222 or visit www.libertytax.com.