Cell Phones for Soldiers

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Alpine Communications is proud to partner with Cell Phones for Soldiers, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans.

Connecting Those Who Protect Us

Cell Phones For Soldiers began in 2004 as the idea of two patriotic kids who wanted to give back to the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting us each and every day. To date the charity has provided more than 220 million Minutes That Matter to our troops serving around the world, and it continues Helping Heroes Home via emergency funds that so far has assisted more than 2,800 veterans and their families.

Since 2004, Cell Phones For Soldiers…

  • Has provided more than 220 million minutes of free talk time.
  • Since July 2012, Helping Heroes Home has assisted more than 2,800 veterans and their families with emergency funding.
  • Recycled more than 11.7 million cell phones, reducing the impact on landfills.
  • Mails approximately 1,500 calling cards each week.

Donate a Cell Phone Today

For every donated phone valued at $5, Cell Phones For Soldiers is able to provide two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops.

Since 2004, more than 11.7 million phones have been recycled or repurposed. Approximately half of the phones processed are reconditioned and reused. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and responsibly recycled to reclaim materials, including:

  • Gold, silver and platinum from circuit boards
  • Copper wiring from phone chargers
  • Nickel, iron, cadmium and lead from battery packs

With the simple, powerful donation of your newer or gently-used cell phone, smartphone or tablet, you become a hero to our nation’s heroes. Your mobile phone gets responsibly recycled and proceeds from that process fund the charitable programs that truly provide a lifeline to troops and veterans. For more information or to donate today, visit Alpine Communications at 923 Humphrey Street, Elkader, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or call 563-245-4000.

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