Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cell Phones for Haiti

An interesting project came to my attention in recent days: a project to provide free cell phones to Red Cross workers and others who need them in Haiti. Recellular will refurbish donated phones and send them to those who need them in Haiti; where they cannot be reburbished, Recelllular will donate their value to Haiti. Here is the introductory blurb on the Phones for Haiti site:

There are an estimated 130 million phones retired in the United States every year. If even a small percentage of them are donated to Phones for Haiti, it would contribute millions of dollars towards relief from the devastating earthquake. ReCellular will give 100% of the phone value as a contribution to the American Red Cross. In addition, qualifying phones will be refurbished and supplied to aid groups working in Haiti. All phones are accepted, though newer phones will provide the most value to the charity — in some cases $100 or more.

Check it out! It might be a way to help and eliminate some of your clutter at the same time.

(Image from ReCellular site. Photo by Talia Frenkel/American Red Cross)

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