Cell phones being collected for troops overseas

Published: Apr. 22, 2019 at 8:57 PM PDT
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Standard Management Company is partnering with

, an organization that provides cost-free communication services to active-duty military members.

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that aims to help troops call home while on deployment, at no charge. SMC will be collecting all types of cell phones at properties in northern and southern Nevada throughout the month of April. One property in Sparks and one property in Las Vegas will be cell phone drop-off locations and are open to the public for donations.

"Our company as a whole we are huge on communication, from a leaser to the big person in charge so we know how important that is and how important it is for us to communicate with our families so knowing that it's so difficult for those serving and giving us the freedom that we need it was something we are very passionate about," Natalie Cowens, of SMC, says.

The address for the Northern Nevada location is 1855 Baring Boulevard, Sparks.

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