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Military Families to Benefit from AT & T; Collection Effort

AT & T; Inc. said all its wireless store locations, including 19 in San Diego County, will accept unwanted cell phones for a charitable program benefiting U.S. military families called Cell Phones for Soldiers.

The program collects and recycles used wireless phones, sells them, and with the proceeds, purchases prepaid phone cards for military families.

AT & T; is launching the program on the East Coast in the weeks following Memorial Day, and plans to have all of its stores accepting the unwanted phones by July 4, the company said.

AT & T; is also donating more than 30,000 phone cards valued at $270,000 to the nonprofit group, and providing it with a new volume discount for purchasing additional phone cards.

“AT & T; has an 85-year tradition of supporting military members, veterans and their families, and this project further extends that commitment , when so many military families are separated during this time of conflict,” said Tammi Terrell, vice president and general manager of AT & T; San Diego.

Cell Phone for Soldiers was started by two Norwell, Mass., teens , Brittany Bergquist, 16, and Robbie Bergquist, 15 , in 2004. Since its formation, the organization has raised more than $1 million and sent more than 75,000 phone cards to U.S. troops stationed overseas. Funds are also donated to military families at home so they can call their loved ones serving abroad.

, Mike Allen

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