Cell Phones for Soldiers
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department now is accepting used cellular telephones that our agency will donate to Cell Phones for Soldiers, which will sell the phones to a recycling company in order to buy pre-paid phone calling cards that will be provided to U.S. military personnel who are deployed outside the United States.
Used cellular telephones can be donated at Pine Ridge Middle School, 735 Pine Ridge Drive, West Columbia. School Resource Officer Marc Isphording, who works at Pine Ridge Middle School, is coordinating the donation of cellular telephones at the school in cooperation with Lexington County School District Two.
In addition, used cellular telephones can be brought to the following facilities:
• Lexington County James R. Metts Law Enforcement Complex, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington
• North Region Service Center, 111 Lincreek Drive, Columbia
• Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin
• Bi-Lo supermarket, 1419 Chapin Road, Chapin
Sgt. David Amick, who supervises the Chapin Patrol District, is coordinating the donation of cellular telephones at the Law Enforcement Complex and other facilities.
Used cellular telephones must include a battery in order for the phone to be accepted for donation. However, the phone does not need to be in working order. Personal information and photographs should be deleted from all cellular telephones before the phones are donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers.
The participation of the Sheriff’s Department in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program reflects our agency’s mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County.