We invite you to take a few moments to read about the following fantastic organization. If you need assistance in donating your gently used cell phones, call me at 850-332-6150 or send me an email: [email protected]
Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. (CPFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing deployed and returning troops cost-free methods to communicate with family while serving in the United States military. Based in Norwell, Mass., CPFS was founded by Robbie and Brittany Bergguist, then 12 and 13 years old. From the recycling of used mobile phones and cash donations the organization has raise more than $7 million and collected more than 8.3 million cell phones and provided troops overseas with more than 114 million minutes of free talk time.
The Foundation is a private, non-profit organization which will engage in any lawful act or activity with the primary purpose of promoting the social welfare of the community, assist disabled and needy veterans, and members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their dependents, widows, widowers, and orphans of deceased veterans. They will provide entertainment, care and assistance to hospitalized veterans or members of the U.S. Armed Forces, carry out programs to perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans and members of the Armed Forces, and comfort their survivors, conduct programs for religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes, sponsor or participate in activities of a patriotic nature, provide insurance benefits for the members of the dependents thereof or both, and provide social and recreational activities for members.Learn More
The 1.2 million-member Disabled Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501 (c) (4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families. The DAV's 1.2 million members provide grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide. From educating lawmakers and the public about important issues to supporting services and legislation to help disabled veterans, the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.Learn More
America's paralyzed veterans have sacrificed so much to protect our country and preserve our freedoms. A donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America will help our veterans overcome their setbacks and live rich, productive lives.Learn More
Surface Gel Tek's CEO, Tamryn Doolan, is a PROUD member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22 in Scottsdale, AZ. The DAV was founded in 1920 by disabled veterans returning from World War I to represent their interests. In 1932, the DAV was Congressionally chartered as the official voice of the nation's wartime disabled veterans.
The DAV's members provide grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide. From educating lawmakers and the public about important issues to supporting services and legislation to help disabled veterans, the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.
DAV Chapter 22's Commander is Robert H. Graves. Commander Graves has been elected 13 times for the annual Commander position! Sounds like he's doing something right!
The Arizona StandDown is an alliance of community-based organizations that come together to provide annual, one to three day events that bring together the State's homeless and at-risk military veterans, connecting them with services ranging from: VA HealthCare, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/Driver's License's, Court Services and Legal Aide, Showers and Haircuts, and a myriad of other services and resources. Events are held at various locations throughout the State with the largest, serving approximately 1,500 veterans, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Maricopa County.
While its primary goal is helping homeless veterans access the resources needed to regain their highest level of independence, its secondary goal is to bring the community and service providers together in a collaborative format that can build relationships throughout the year that positively benefit homeless veterans. Ultimately, it is hopeful that such events can bring forth the awareness, political and community will and consistent data necessary to assert the ongoing resources it will take to end veteran homelessness once and for all.