You folks know me, and I went to vzw area management with this request two
days ago. What surprised me, is there was "no response". Later we had an
area meeting, and I had hoped they would announce the need; and again, it
didn't make the agenda. The meeting wasn't to get Peoria folks phones, but
I thought they would "AT LEAST" mention it. nada. Sometimes it just ticks
me off that when people have a chance to do LESS, they do. In this case it
was easier to ignore than take any action. Cell phones for people in
life-death situations; cell phones directly to people who need them; no
profit motive; no nothing..... who cares. Apathy is alive and well, I'm sad
to say.

dr.
"dr.wireMORE" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> This is the "dr", and I checked out what is going on. These folks need
> help, and if you can, try and help. I sent 5 phones... non-gps, old
> phones that work, and that I can't sell. Better to recycle directly to
> people, then to turn them over for a dollar to a recycler.
>
> Good Luck All American.... appreciate what your trying to do. dr
>
> "David L" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Ever wonder what happens to donated cellular handsets and which groups
>> benefit? This editorial sheds some light on handset
>> recycling/donation.
>>
>> http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...9/BU140937.DTL
>>
>> NEW HOMES FOR OLD PHONES
>> -- CollectiveGood
>>
>> http://www.collectivegood.com
>>
>> Independent program pays nonprofits for each mobile phone collected,
>> recycles unusable gear, sells working phones to Latin American
>> carriers. Donors can choose among 150 nonprofits, many of which cover
>> cost of shipping. .
>> -- Donate a Phone
>>
>> http://www.donateaphone.com
>>
>> Family of programs -- some for individual donors, others for
>> organizations and carriers -- managed by the CTIA Wireless Foundation,
>> an arm of the cellular industry's trade association. Call to Protect
>> program donates limited- function phones to victims of domestic
>> violence. .
>> -- Sprint Project Connect
>>
>> http://www.sprintpcs.com/projectconnect
>>
>> Program run by Wireless Foundation collects phones at Sprint PCS
>> stores, recycles some and sells others, donates 35 percent of resale
>> value to Easter Seals and the National Organization on Disability. .
>> -- Verizon Wireless HopeLine
>> http://www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline
>> Company-run mail-in collection program recycles or sells phones, uses
>> proceeds to purchase phones and donate airtime to victims of domestic
>> violence through human-services and law-enforcement agencies. .
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "phones-help" <[email protected]> wrote in
>> message news:<[email protected]>...
>>> Update: a community in need requesting US based cell phones, used but
>>> working, anything but bag phones (too big, although terrific in their
>>> own
>>> right). Any US carrier's phone with a battery that holds some charge,
>>> a/c
>>> adapter and a car adapter if possible.
>>>
>>> [email protected] Shipping destination is below
>>> the
>>> update.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Community Update:
>>>
>>> I am writing this follow-up note (wirelessly) from an emergency
>>> community
>>> meeting (City of Refuge) with the area police, mayor, and pastors of the
>>> area to address community concerns. Additionally there are 10 full time
>>> detectives supporting along with the FBM.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On-going police investigation concerning the death/missing peope: 6 who
>>> have
>>> died; and 3 who are missing.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> In front of me is an area map with the pictures and biography of 9 young
>>> women, along with an X showing where the bodies were found, or in some
>>> cases, where the person was last seen. The victims are age 25-40,
>>> adults
>>> who would not put themselves in harms way.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The church is full of people interested or concerned on how this tragedy
>>> is
>>> being addressed, and what they/we can do to protect ourselves. They have
>>> no
>>> suspects at this time. They are calling these as "serial murders". The
>>> family members of the victims are here as well.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> A question now: why did it take 6 deaths before this was recognized as a
>>> serial killer? Answer: The first death was 3 yrs ago, and a task force
>>> was
>>> formed once a pattern developed.... (end of meeting minutes, because
>>> this
>>> is a phone forum)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I will not trivialize the remainder of the meeting. However, let me
>>> repeat:
>>> this is a community in need requesting US based cell phones, used but
>>> working, anything but bag phones (too big, although terrific in their
>>> own
>>> right). Any US carrier's phone with a battery that holds some charge,
>>> a/c
>>> adapter and a car adapter if possible.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Do Not Send money. For those that require a receipt for the phone, it
>>> will
>>> be provided to you, if you give us a stamped self-addressed envelope
>>> with
>>> your working phone.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The meeting opened with a prayer, so allow me to close this somber note
>>> with
>>> a thank you for your assistance, and God Bless You.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Requestor, send your phones to:
>>>
>>> Jody Feigle,
>>> All American Communications (we happen to represent Verizon Wireless,
>>> and
>>> monitor alt.cellular.verizon)
>>> 4325 North Sheridan Rd, Suite 2
>>> Peoria, Illinois 61614
>>> Phone: 309-686-8482
>>>
>>> [email protected]
>>>
>>>
>>> An area wireless agent, trying to do their part to help community. My
>>> help
>>> is your help. Thank You.
>>>
>>>
>>> "All American"

>> <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:lv%[email protected]
>>> > We have an emergency in Peoria, Illinois, and I'm asking for your
>>> > help.
>>> > Working (old) cell phones for women to use in the avoidance of a
>>> > "stalker."
>>> >
>>> > If you check the Peoia area newspapers, you'll see that a number of
>>> > black
>>> > women have been murdered in similar fashion, over the last few years.
>>> > This
>>> > is no joke. The authorities believe it might be a stalker. Someone I
>>> > do
>>> > volunteer work for, asked me to "ask around" to get cell phones for
>>> > women
>>> > (who match the profile) to carry for emergency use: that is: dial 911
>>> > only. Black Women who have a similar profile (which you can read in
>>> > the
>>> > papers), are the first that come to mind, but anyone who asks for a
>>> > phone
>>> > under this "stalker concern", independent of race/color/creed, will
>>> > receive one. IF, we have enough.
>>> >
>>> > The request:
>>> > - working cell phones, anything but a bag phone, so they can be
>>> > carried
>>> > conveniently by people. The battery needs to hold some charge, A/C
>>> > adapter, and if possible the car charger. Any carrier, but the phones
>>> > must work.
>>> >
>>> > This is not a request for money. Do not even think about it. I/we
>>> > are
>>> > speaking with an area's victim's unit to "avoid" creating new victims.
>>> > The phones will only be able to dial 911. Sure there are a lot of
>>> > victims
>>> > programs out there, but in this case, we're trying to get phones to
>>> > people
>>> > BEFORE they become victims.
>>> >
>>> > I can't tell you if this will save a life, but I sure hope that it
>>> > can.
>>> >
>>> > Now for the difficult part. So you know this is real, allow me to
>>> > identify myself.
>>> >
>>> > My name is Jody Feigle,
>>> > All American Communications (we happen to represent Verizon Wireless,
>>> > and
>>> > monitor alt.cellular.verizon)
>>> > 4325 North Sheridan Rd, Suite 2
>>> > Peoria, Illinois 61614
>>> > Phone: 309-686-8482
>>> >
>>> > a special email has been setup for this request, in case you have a
>>> > question.
>>> > [email protected]
>>> >
>>> > If you can help fine, if not, thanks for reading this note.
>>> >
>>> > Jody Feigle.

>
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