Media Release

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 12:00 AM
3:40 p.m.
The Alachua County Tax Collector's office has collected with the help of the citizens of Alachua County over 2500 used cell phones and about the same number of accessories. Cell phones are sent for recycling and the money raised helps Cell Phones for Soldiers buy calling cards for military personnel. Cell Phones for Soldiers have sent our office a supply of calling cards to give to deployed units.   Representatives of the Tax Collector's office have been attending the twice monthly meetings of the Military Support Group of Alachua County to give them calling cards to be included in the care packages sent to the troops.
The Tax Collector's office will continue to receive cell phones for recycling; phones can be dropped off at any one of our branch offices. It is the desire of the Tax Collector's office to provide calling cards to troops and if you know a military person in need of a calling card you can visit the Cell Phones for Soldiers website for more information at the following web site
 If you have any questions please call Roxanne Watkins at 264-6935 or Stephanie Kelley at 337-6228.    


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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