The Tampa Bay Storm, in partnership with Clear Channel, is teaming up with nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers, Inc. and asking all fans to help our troops call home by donating their gently-used cellular phones. With each donation, Storm fans and Tampa residents can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home.
"The Tampa Bay Storm always looks for new ways to get involved with the military community," said Storm president Derrick Brooks. "Teaming up with Cell Phones for Soldiers is an excellent way to keep our troops connected with their loved ones."
Throughout the month of May, fans and residents can donate their phones at the McDonald'sÃÂ® Ticket Office at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Fans will receive a free Storm ticket voucher with each donation.
Donated phones will be sent to Mindful eCycling for recycling. 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.
Approximately half of the phones Mindful eCycling processes 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 Plastic from phone cases and accessories
This promotion will last through the month of May in honor of Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, May 25.