CANTON -- The SUNY Canton Veterans Association is collecting used cell phones for deployed troops.
Donated phones are sold for refurbishment or recycling and the profits are used to purchase calling cards for soldiers overseas. Donation bins are located in French Hall, the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, Cook Hall, Dana Hall and Cooper Service Complex.
"Our group has teamed up with Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. to try and help our men and women in uniform stay in touch with their families and loved ones while they are deployed," said SUNY Canton student and Veteran's Association Treasurer Douglas A. White. "We are asking the SUNY Canton community for help to keep them connected to those at home."
So far the student organization has collected about 30 used cell phones.
Donations will be accepted until Dec. 15. For more information visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.