Recycling Campaign A Success

From the Eastland County Crises Center

Over 10 million wireless users every month retire their old cell phones but only about 5% recycle. The Crime Victim Assistance Center (CVAC) has partnered with some area Law enforcement agencies and Churches to actively support nationwide cell phone recycling. The phones are sent to the 911 Cell Phone Bank.  According to need, the Phone Bank then returns refurbished phones to the CVAC that provide safe 911 cell phones for victims of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence.  A phone is provided to a victim, at no cost, when he/she comes to the CVAC and does not have a way to contact 911 in case of emergency.

Thank you to all who participated in the Cell Phone Recycling Campaign by donating used cell phones and to the following, who actively encouraged participation by displaying collection boxes:

Breckenridge

First Baptist Church
First Christian Church
First United Methodist Church

Cisco

Mountain Top Church
First Baptist Church
Cisco Police Department

Eastland

Daugherty Street Church of Christ
First United Methodist Church
Eastland Police Department

Ranger

First Baptist Church
The Pentecostal Church
Church of God
Second Baptist Church

At last count 123 cell phones along with numerous chargers and other accessories have been donated during the recent campaign. Your participation in providing an emergency phone is a key component of developing a safety plan for sexual assault and domestic violence victims. If you have a used cell phone that you would like to donate, you can still drop it off at the Eastland PD or the Cisco PD. For more information about the Cell Phone Recycling Program call the CVAC in Eastland at 254-629-3223 or in Breckenridge at 254-559-4000.