RICHLAND, WA — The National Auto Body Council (NABC) recently collected more than $3,000 in used cell phones for donation to the HopeLine Phone Recycling Program. The program, organized through Verizon Wireless, refurbishes and/or resells used cell phones, and activates the 911 function on the phones, which are then donated to victims of abuse.
According to Chuck Sulkala, executive director of NABC, the council’s drive to collect old and used cell phones was a complete success.
“We asked all industry participants to bring their used cellular phones to the CIC meeting which was held on Aug. 4 in conjunction with the ICAR Annual Meeting,” said Sulkala.
“This was our first attempt at putting something such as this together,” said Barry Dorn, NABC member and project coordinator for this effort. “All in all, we were able to collect sixty-one phones. These, along with their accessories were valued at $50 apiece, for a total donation of $3,050.”
For more information about the National Auto Body Council, go to: www.autobodycouncil.org.
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