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After a January request for the donation of used cell phones, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department received an overwhelming response. Members of the Department wish to thank all those who took the time to drop off or mail their used cell phones. The Department wishes to express special gratitude to two businesses who went above and beyond in responding to the request.
ZF Electronics (formerly Cherry Electric) with a facility in LakeView Corporate Park, gathered and donated nearly 70 used cell phones. Coello & Associates, a concrete foundation and flatwork company based in Waukesha, gathered and shipped nearly 30 used phones for the program. All of the members of the Department wish to sincerely thank these two corporate citizens for their support.
HOW THEY ARE USED
The used phones are being sent to the 911 Cell Phone Bank. For every donated phone, the department receives the market value (a minimum of 50 cents) and access to one working 911 phone from the Cell Phone Bank for distribution within the community to victims of abuse or seniors in need. The 911 phones are distributed free of charge and can only be used to dial 911. Funds raised through the program are used to support the departmentís K-9 program.
POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO COLLECT USED PHONES
The Pleasant Prairie Police Department will continue to collect used cell phones for the program. Old cell phones can be dropped off at the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at 8600 Green Bay Road. The entrance to the Police Department is on the east side of the building. Drop boxes are also available at RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, and both Pleasant Prairie Fire Stations, at 8044 88th Avenue or 9915 39th Avenue. To learn more about the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, please click here. More information about 911 Cell Phone Bank is available at www.911CellPhoneBank.org.