Category Archives: Community Partner & Phone Drive News

Phone Drive Tip of the Month: The better the barrel location, the more phones we collect

Location, Location, Location. Two months ago, a bank in North Carolina that permanently hosts our barrel moved their collection bin from a remote corner where very few of their customers knew it was there to a nice spot in the bank where you had to see it if you stood in the teller line. The difference was remarkable. For the past two years that they’ve been collecting for us, the barrel would fill up every...

Transwestern to host drives at 75 buildings in Chicago and DC!

Transwestern, a privately held, national commercial real estate firm has volunteered to help Secure the Call by holding a one-month drive at over 75 office buildings that they manage in the cities of Chicago and Washington, DC. In partnership with Wasteless Environmental, the nations largest waste reduction consulting firm and ???, a ????, Secure the Call will be providing collection barrels with customized signs in most of their buildings located in two of the biggest...

Area police form coalition to collect used cell phones for emergency services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2003 Washington, D.C. – Police departments and sheriff’s offices from Maryland, Virginia and the District have formed a coalition to help collect cell phones to be converted into 911 emergency service phones. The program is called Secure the Call and is being lead by a non-profit organization by the same name based in Greenbelt, Md. Government departments in these areas have been distributing emergency service phones to the public, but...