Used cell phones being collected for 911 program

By on August 9, 2010

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office is collecting used cell phones to give to victims of domestic and elder abuse. 

The effort is part of a nationwide initiative by the 911 Cell Phone Bank Program.  More than 1,500 law enforcement and community service organizations are participating in the program, which has over 2,000 phones donated each month for 911 emergency use.

Phones will be turned over to the cell phone bank and re-marketed, Sheriff Rodney Midgett said in a statement. Then, a bank of phones for emergency use and money will be generated to fund needs in Dare County through Hotline and the Department of Social Services.
 
Used cell phones can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office at the Dare County Justice Center.  Call the Sheriff’s Office at (252) 475-5980 to make an appointment to drop off used phones on Hatteras Island or Colington.

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