Donate Your Old Cell Phone At EP Police Dept.
Something that you may not be aware of is that old inactivated cell phones still have the capability to call 911 in emergency situations as long as they can still be turned on.
“Secure the Call Foundation” is a non-profit organization that has teamed up with various law enforcement agencies and other non-profit organizations in an attempt to collect as many old cell phones as possible. These phones are then inspected, cleaned, charged and reprogrammed to be used as free 911 emergency phones. These phones are distributed to domestic violence shelters, senior centers, neighborhood watch groups, etc nationwide.
The Estes Park Police Department in partnership with the Estes Valley Victims Advocates (EVVA) would like your assistance in supporting a phone drive. There is a collection box in the Police Department Lobby located at 170 MacGregor Ave. Estes Park, Co. 80517. Please bring in any of your unused cell phones and drop them in the box. (If you have charging cables bring those too, although not necessary). The box out until August 4, 2008.
If you would like additional information on this foundation please go to www.donatemycellphone.org.