National Wellness Institute, Rowan University Chapter
What an honor it was to accept a full box containing over 120 cell phones on behalf of Cell Phones for Soldiers from a group of students from the National Wellness Institute, Rowan University Chapter, in Glasboro, New Jersey. They did more than donate a phone, they had a cell phone drive for the Cell Phones for Soldiers organization!
Margaret Popp, founder and President of Guardian Angels of Home Health said, “In all the years we have been a collection site for CPFS, we have never had such a generous effort made. She is very pleased to be able to participate in such a worthy cause, and is proud of this group!”
Justin Borden, President of the chapter says, “I would just like to say it was an honor to help those who are fighting for our freedom. I’m certainly aware that freedom isn’t free so I was thrilled about this project when the idea was presented to me. This year we have been very focused on helping the military. Not only have we participated in your Cell Phones for Soldiers drive but we also are hosting our very first Wounded Warriors race on April 25th 2015! All the details can be found on www.facebook.com/nwisinaugural5kforsoldiers. We will be donating 100% of our profits.”
It is good to see our young people going the extra mile to help our Military get calls home and also helping the Wounded Warriors! Please go to their Facebook page listed above and show your support to their worthy cause! These young men and women are all gaining credentials of one type or another in the medical field. Some will be doctors, pharmacists, nurses and many other fields of health. It is young people like this that we can trust with our future in wellness!
Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. The organization was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, with only $21. CPFS relies on generous donors for cash contributions and funds raised by the recycling of used cell phones.
If you are part of an organization that would like to learn more about how you can help the Military by having a phone drive, you can visit //www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/drop_off.php. If you have a cell phone that you are no longer using, you can also drop them off to our office at 311 West Trenton Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067.
Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers…
- Have provided more than 213 million minutes of free talk time
- Mails approximately 3,000 calling cards each week
- Recycled more than 11.6 million cell phones, reducing the impact on landfills
- July 2012 launched Helping Heroes Home, to provide emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships.
- Since July 2012, Helping Heroes Home has assisted more than 2,700 veterans and their families with emergency funding.
- Has remained a family-run, nonprofit organization operated almost exclusively by Bob, Gail, Brittany, Robbie and Courtney Bergquist.
For more information on Guardian Angels of Home Health, please visit //www.guardianangelshomehealth.com.