In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month, Veterans Day and the upcoming holiday season, Sen. Joseph Griffo and AT&T will announce a month-long partnership with the nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers to give our servicemen and women actively deployed overseas and veterans the opportunity to call their loved ones back home. Proceeds from the recycled devices will be used to buy long distance calling cards for troops abroad and veterans at home.
This is the third year that the drive has taken place. T
he Senator and AT&T will discuss the importance of this effort, and explain how the public will be able to get involved.
Staff Sergeant Josh Jones with the Army National Guard also will speak about the importance of being able to stay connected to loved ones back home, which is often cost prohibitive.
WHO: Sen. Griffo, Greeley Ford of AT&T and Staff Sergeant Jones and others will kick-off the collection drive.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13.
WHERE: Sen. Griffo’s office, fourth floor of the state office building, 207 Genesee St., Utica (ID will be required to enter the building)