The City of Miami Beach is collecting unused, disconnected mobile phones now until June 18 to distribute to victims of domestic violence, troops abroad, and to the elderly in need.
Miami Beach Police Department's Criminal Investigation's Division, Domestic Violence Unit is programming the phones to be able to dial 911 for emergency assistance for victims of abuse and the elderly, through the programs Advocate for Victims and The Lodge Shelters. Phones sent to the military are going to the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.
Before giving your old phones, make sure it still works and that the cell service has been canceled with the wireless carrier. And you need to bring the matching chargers.Cellphone Collection Sites:
Miami Beach City Hall
Office of the Mayor and Commissioner
Office of the City Manager
1700 Convention Center Drive, fourth floor
Contact: Wanda Ortiz, Office of the Mayor & Commission, 305-673-7010
Miami Beach Police Department
1100 Washington Avenue
Contact: Sarah Poux, Criminal Investigations Unit, 305-673-7900