Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 05:54:00 MST
Updated: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:08:40 MST
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A tax preparation business is pushing to collect more than 100 cell phones Saturday to donate to troops overseas.
The local Grand Junction and Clifton branches of Liberty Tax Service is participating in the nationwide Cell Phones for Soldiers Program.
The national charity sells mobile phones to buy calling cards for troops.
The local owner of Liberty Tax Service Kimberly Evans said this charity is very dear to her.
“My brother is a veteran, and he served two tours in Iraq,” said Evans. “We definitely know the impact that that has on families and the sacrifices they make of giving up that day to day communication with them.”
If organizers hit their 100 phone donation goal, they said troops overseas will potentially see 250 hours of calling card time.