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2/22/2013 Press Release
Soldiers Phone Home For Free!

PRESS INFORMATION                            CONTACT: John Wojtkun

For Immediate Release                                   Title: Owner, Liberty Tax Service, Midland

Date: February 20, 2013                               Phone Number: (432) 694-1990

                                                                        e-mail  jmwa@nwol.net

 

USED CELL PHONES BECOME COST-FREE COMMUNICATION FOR SOLDIERS SERVING OVER SEAS AND REDUCES LANDFILL IMPACT

MIDLAND, TX:  Liberty Tax Service is celebrating their 9th year as a Four Star Sponsor with Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS).  The CPFS program allows our fighting men and women serving over seas the opportunity to stay in touch with loved ones at home for FREE!  Locally, donated used cell phones from the Midland community have accounted for more than 250,000 FREE calling minutes!  The process of collecting the phones, then having them recycled, eliminates the $15-a-minute charge and connection fees. In return, the soldier overseas can stay in contact with loved ones for FREE with a CPFS calling card.  “Just one phone can provide up to 72 minutes of FREE calling time,” said John Wojtkun, Marketing Manager for Liberty Tax Service of Midland.

In an effort to reduce the impact to our local landfills, Liberty Tax Service will host a Cell Phone Collection Drive, this Saturday, February 23rd in the parking lot of Super Mercado, 2208 N. Big Spring Street, between 11am-1pm.  Donors and the general public are invited for giveaways, hotdogs, soft drinks, mascots and music provided by WesTexasKaraoke, DJ!  Lady Liberty will gladly accept the cell phones from donors that prefer to drive up and drop off their donations.  “Almost everyone has a used cell phone!  We want to collect them so they do not end up in our local landfills!  This also means our soldiers can stay in touch for FREE!” said Wojtkun. “People upgrading their cell phones can take their gently-used phones to any Liberty Tax Service office in Midland at any time if they miss the event.”

About: Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Brittany and Robbie Bergquist of Norwell, Massachusetts. They were disturbed after hearing a news story about an American soldier in Iraq with a staggering phone bill.  They started Cell Phones for Soldiers (www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com) with their snack money, and have since recruited sponsors and cell phone companies to help.  Their website has details for those who would like to make cash donations, as well as stories of the soldiers and their families who have received phone cards.  Brittany and Robbie have a passion for helping soldiers and their families and they have been recognized for their efforts all over the world.

About: Liberty Tax Service Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history.  Liberty Tax Service has prepared over 9,000,000 individual income tax returns and provides computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing, refund loans, and online filing through eSmart Tax.  Each office offers customers audit assistance, a money back guarantee, and free tax return checking.  Liberty Tax Service has maintained offices in Midland since 1999.

 

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