EKURA Donate Cell Phones
The EKURA donated a large number of cell phones to 911 Cell Phone Bank at its June 20th meeting. Cell phones were then taken to the office of Madison County Sheriff Nelson O'Donnell to benefit violence victims and seniors.
Sheriff O'Donnell said that this program gives abused spouses and seniors a means of contacting authorities on these 911 enabled cell phones. He said these phones are sent to the 911 Cell Phone Bank and the phone bank then provides to the sheriff's office an equal number of emergency cell phones that have been refurbished and cleaned along with accessories and instructions.
Under the partnership, free emergency 911 cell phones will be provided to those in need. The National Sheriffs' Association also participates in this project which provides criminal justice practitioners useful resources, technical assistance, and congressional advocacy.
Over 400 law enforcement and victim services agencies across the country actively collect cell phones to benefit their emergency cell phone programs.
Currently, over 2,000 cell phones a month are being distributed nationwide by the 911 Cell Phone Bank and its partners. Dr. Glen Kleine, the immediate past president of the EKURA said that the donations help sheriff's offices keep up with the increasing demand by abused spouses and seniors.
Published on May 08, 2012