MADISON (WKOW) -- Our service men and women spend their lives trying to protect their families and our country, whether here or abroad. However, often when they're on deployment they can not speak with family members as much as they'd like or need.
One young man is trying to change that, and he took up the call to do so, very early on in his life. Robbie Bergquist founded Cell Phones for Soldiers with his sister Brittany in 2004 when they were 12 and 13. The charity uses recycling proceeds from old cell phones to buy and send free phone cards to military members stationed away from home.
Bergquist is in Madison for an event at the State Capitol on Tuesday. He plans to talk to all Wisconsin residents about how they can donate their old cell phones to the charity to support U.S. troops.
If you'd like to donate an old cell phone, so Bergquist and his organization can turn them in and buy calling cards with the money for our service men and women, you can do so this week. You can donate an old phone at any Wisconsin AT&T store. To find a location nearest to you, you can go to the organization's website. You can also print off a free shipping label, if you'd rather send your cell phone into the organization.
For more information on Cell Phones for Soldiers, click here.
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