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Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Cell Phones for Soldiers


The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of used cellular telephones and telephone accessories until September 2014 that the Sheriff’s Department will provide to Cell Phones for Soldiers. The non-profit group sells used cellular telephones and accessories to a recycling company and utilizes the proceeds to buy pre-paid telephone calling cards that are issued to members of the United States armed forces who are serving our nation outside the United States.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said used telephones can be donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers even if the devices are not in proper working order. Personal information and personal photographs should be deleted from all used cellular phones that are donated.

Metts said used cellular telephones can be donated at the following four facilities: Lexington County James R. Metts Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington; North Region Service Center, 111 Lincreek Drive, Columbia; South Region Service Center, 102 Airport Road, Pelion; Sheriff’s Department West Region Headquarters, 4079-B Augusta Highway, Gilbert; and Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin.

Sgt. David Amick is coordinating the effort by the Sheriff’s Department to donate used cellular telephones and telephone accessories to Cell Phones for Soldiers, Metts said. Citizens who have questions concerning donations for Cell Phones for Soldiers can contact Amick on his cellular telephone at (803) 223-3778.

In September, the Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Corrections and Lake Murray ABATE donated 8,053 used cellular telephones and 2,300 telephone chargers to Cell Phones for Soldiers, Metts said.

Since 2010, the Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Corrections Department and Lake Murray ABATE has donated more than 25,000 cellular telephones and accessories to Cell Phones for Soldiers, Metts said. As a result of the donation, Cell Phones for Soldiers provided more than 828,000 minutes of free telephone talk time to members of the United States armed forces who are deployed overseas. Telephone minutes from the sale of cellular telephones that the Sheriff’s Department donates are provided to members of the armed forces from the Midlands.

The effort to donate used cellular telephones and telephone accessories to Cell Phones for Soldiers reflects the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County, Metts said.

 


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09/22/2014 - Shooting Incident  
09/22/2014 - Investigators Seek Citizens' Help in Investigating 2009 Murder  
09/17/2014 - Road Closures  
09/17/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Trying to Steal Two Motor Vehicles  
09/16/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More than $3,000 to Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter  
09/11/2014 - Man Returned to Lexington County on Murder Charges  
09/09/2014 - Missing Person Investigation  
09/07/2014 - Woman Charged with Intentionally Setting Fire to Residence  
08/28/2014 - Fugitive Investigators Arrest Man Who Owed More Than $170,000 in Child Support Payments  
08/25/2014 - Sheriffs Department Donates Over 700 to United Way  
08/22/2014 - CrimeStoppers Tip Enables Detectives to File Charge  
08/19/2014 - Explorers Post 106 First Nighters Meeting  
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08/14/2014 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Two Children  
08/08/2014 - Officer Involved Shooting Investigation  
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