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Recyling helps soldiers phone home

POSTED: January 13, 2008 5:02 a.m.
Liberty Tax Service is helping soldiers call home for Valentine's Day
You can help by taking your used cell phones, iPods and/or toner cartridges to Liberty Tax Service, 552 W. Oglethorpe Hwy. Suite 112 (across from Kroger) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The office will collect the devices roadside, so the items can be recycled to provide calling cards for our troops.
Liberty Tax Service (www.libertytax.com) is a National Premier Partner with Cell Phones for Soldiers, and every Liberty office is a collection site. Dialing 866-871-1040 will ring directly into the nearest Liberty office.
"We'd like to fill up our Liberty boxes and need the help of our community to help make a difference," Lisette Vila of Liberty Tax Service said.
The Cell Phones for Soldiers concept was started by teenagers Brittany and Robbie Bergquist of Norwell, Mass. They were disturbed after hearing a news story about an American soldier in Iraq with a staggering phone bill.
The Bergquists started Cell Phones for Soldiers (www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com) with their snack money, and have recruited sponsors and cell phone companies to help. The website has details for those who would like to make cash donations.  

About the tax service
Liberty Tax Service's used phone recycling program through Cell Phone for Soldiers has provided more than 11 million minutes of calling time for U.S. troops. Liberty Tax Service has served 4 million customers. There are over 2,450 Liberty offices operating in the United States and Canada. The company provides free tax advice and free checking of self-prepared returns at each office.
 

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