Bloomington, IL (November 14, 2012) – Normal Gadgets, the cellphone-smartphone-tablet repair shop based in Bloomington, has teamed up with CDV/Neville House and Cell Phones For Soldiers to accept gently used and broken cell phones as donations. Normal Gadgets is asking Bloomington/Normal residents to help troops to call home and those assisted by the Neville House to have accessible cell phones for 911 emergency calls. By donating to Normal Gadgets, Twin City residents can provide safe accessible phones for those in need and for troops that want the precious connection to loved ones back home.
Beginning today, residents can donate their phones to Normal Gadgets located at:
2103 North Veterans Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
“A 911 cell phone can mean the moments between life and death in a violent relationship. A soldier far away has a small sense of being home when in contact with family and friends as they are deployed away,” said Terry Ballantini from Normal Gadgets. “Understanding that Normal Gadgets is in a unique position in being able to clean and repair donated cell phones, allows us the compassion to fix them up and get them to those in need.”
Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and responsibly recycled to reclaim materials.
For more information, please visit www.NormalGadgets.com