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Texas — March 11, 2015 — InTouch Credit Union is pleased to announce that they will be presenting a check to a nonprofit organization, Cell Phones for Soldiers, on Thursday, March 12 at exactly 9:30 a.m. The check presentation will be held at the ITCU Sterling branch which is located at 46910 Community Plaza Sterling, Virginia. The person tasked to present the check to Cell Phones for Soldiers is none other than the Regional Branch Operations Assistant Vice President, Lindsey Argo.
The latest donation drive of ITCU for the benefit of the Cell Phones for Soldiers started in October of last year and the company had kept the spirit of giving until the end of 2014. ITCU and Cell Phones for Soldiers had first begun their great relationship when ITCU celebrated their 40th anniversary. ITCU’s work on Cell Phones for Soldiers was done in order to keep up with the spirit of what the company is for: “Not for profit, not for charity, but for service.”
The preceding check donation that ITCU and all of its members donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers amounted to an outstanding $4,000 along with hundreds of cell phones and cell phone accessories. This time, they will be giving away about $2,500 on their check presentation.
Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that aims to collect cell phones that were donated so that they could refurbish them as well as purchasing prepaid international cards so that the soldiers serving overseas will be able to be connected with their loved ones back at home. Generally, the funds that they had collected amounts up to 30 minutes of call time per dollar for the soldiers.
What’s remarkable about this organization is that it was founded by Robbie Bergquist back when he was 12 years old. He did it with the help of his older sister, Brittany Bergquist. Robbie, now a 22-year old graduate from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, have provided the soldiers with almost 213 million minutes of free talk time over the past decade.
The drive spearheaded by ITCU collected numerous cell phones and cell phone accessories from the credit union branches. They did not entirely collect their goal of $2,500 but they went beyond their promise and had ultimately decided to give the said amount in full.