Cell Phone Donations
Each year over 100 million people upgrade their old cell phones. Most simply toss them in a drawer and forget about them. To that end, in May of 2004 the 911 Cell Phone Bank was created to provide an ongoing and readily available source of 911 emergency cell phones and funds to meet the unexpected and urgent needs of participating law enforcement and affiliated victim services agencies.
The Canby Police Department is seeking unused cell phone donations to add to the “bank” of cell phones to assist the 911 Cell Phone program. Phones are distributed to law enforcement agencies across the country, including the Canby Police Department, as an important part of overall safety plans.
Many individuals need help and cannot get to any other phone. An emergency phone can provide a critical link between a person in an unsafe situation and law enforcement.
All donated cell phones must have a charger and be in working condition. There is no need to include accessories or the operating manual. It is recommended that you remove the SIM card and erase photos and other information on the cell phone. All cell phones are checked and information will be cleared, they are also tested to call 911 prior to being given to a victim.
Cell Phone Drop Off Site:
Canby Police Department
1175 NW 3rd Avenue
Canby, OR 97013
Drop off box located in the entranceway
Open to the public 7 days per week
By donating your cell phone you are doing more than just providing emergency communications for someone in need. In addition, you are helping to provide funds that support the activities of law enforcement and victims’ services organizations nationwide.
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